Topco Associates LLC has appointed David Negron as VP of meat, seafood, deli and bakery and Clint Johnson as VP of center store operations.
Johnson's newly created role will entail managing category operations across Topco's supply chain, pricing, sourcing analytics and member services departments.
Clint Johnson photograph courtesy of Topco
Prior to joining Topco, Johnson was managing director of the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business McMillon Innovation Studio, founded by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and his wife Shelley to accelerate the growth of promising startup tech companies. Johnson also held positions of increasing responsibility with Walmart Stores Inc., where he was the director of U.S. fresh replenishment as well as senior director of supply chain, multichannel and merchandising innovation.
“Clint will serve a critical role in helping the organization exceed industry benchmarks and provide a consistent, reliable service experience to Topco’s members,” said Randy Skoda, Topco president and CEO.
In his new role, Negron will lead efforts to drive Topco’s strategic business objectives across product development, category management, replenishment and analytics. Negron brings extensive meat industry experience to the table, having held positions at Jewel Osco, Strack & Van Til and, most recently, Save-A-Lot.
David Negron photograph courtesy of Topco
Skoda called Negron a "strong collaborator with the ability to forge alliances across all levels of the industry."
"His unique skill set, strong capabilities and industry expertise will be an invaluable asset to the organization,” he said.