Richard Redner has announced the appointment of Ryan Redner to succeed him as president and CEO of family/employee owned Redner’s Markets, Inc. Having been approved by the company’s board of directors, the change in leadership became effective May 1.
Ryan Redner will assume leadership for all of the Reading, PA based retailer’s Redner’s Warehouse Markets, Quick Shoppes convenience stores, corporate office, warehouses and the company’s more than 4,700 associates and employee owners.
“I felt it was time for the next generation to begin to take over,” said Richard Redner. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong, third generation of family leadership positions.”
Richard Redner will remain in an active, full-time capacity within the business and will continue his role as chairman of the board. In addition to his role as chairman, he will assume the title of senior vice president of strategic planning and will actively work with the executive staff on key business elements while serving in a consultative role to the CEO.
Ryan Redner joined the company in 1995 and worked in a variety of capacities within the stores and warehouse while attending college. Upon graduation in 1999, he was appointed the director of direct store delivery operations. He was promoted to the board of directors in 2004 and named COO in 2007.