The Raley’s Companies have promoted three executives to new leadership posts, the company announced.
Craig Benson was promoted to chief information technology officer, Helen Singmaster is now SVP and general counsel, and Matt Hilbrink was elevated to vice president of risk and asset protection.
Last summer, Benson was named SVP, head of technology at Raley’s. In his new role, he will lead The Raley’s Companies' expansion of technical and operational capabilities as chief information technology officer.
“As a member of the executive leadership team, Craig has proven to be a thoughtful, dedicated, and strategic partner," Keith Knopf, president and CEO of The Raley’s Companies, said in a statement. "Under his leadership and that of his team, The Raley’s Companies are consistently able to meet the demands of our business and the evolving expectations of our customers. I am grateful for his contribution and leadership.'
In Singmaster’s new role, she will lead the enterprise’s legal strategy, supporting all companies within the portfolio.
“Helen is the epitome of a service leader,” said Knopf. “Helen has been a source of stability and expertise for 25 years. The Board, executive leadership team and I are grateful for her leadership and ongoing contribution.”
Hilbrink will be responsible for the strategy and execution of risk management, environmental health and safety, food safety and quality assurance, asset protection, and corporate security for the portfolio of companies as vice president of enterprise risk & asset protection.
Said Knopf, “Matt is an outstanding thought partner who prioritizes the safety and well-being of our team members and customers. We are fortunate to have such an experienced leader.”
The Raley’s Companies oversees the organization’s independent operating divisions, and was launched late last year after Raley’s Holding Company acquired Bashas’ Family of Stores.
Since the California-headquartered Raley’s was founded in 1935, store operations have expanded, and now include more than 235 locations under nine banners: Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, Raley’s O-N-E Market, Bashas’, Bashas’ Diné, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods and Eddie’s Country Store.
“As promised, we are committed to preserving and enhancing the existing Bashas’ brands, including AJ’s Fine Foods, Bashas’ Diné Market, Bashas’, Food City and Eddie’s Country Store,” Knopf said at the time The Raley’s Companies was launched. “Now part of a larger organization, the increased resources will ensure that reinvestment in stores, new store growth, expansion into new markets, enhanced technology and charitable giving is amplified.”