Raley’s Chief Operations Officer, Kevin Konkel, announced his plans to retire effective January 7, 2022, after more than four in the industry.
Starting with the Bel Air organization in 1978, as a bagger working with his father, Konkel progressed through the ranks and joined Raley’s upon the acquisition of Bel Air Markets in 1993. He went on to lead the remote market in New Mexico and finally to the Support Center. He held senior roles in sales and merchandising, store operations, and marketing before becoming a key member of the executive leadership team in his role as chief operations officer.
“Kevin is the epitome of a ‘service leader.’ His knowledge, professionalism and leadership have been a source of stability and inspiration. Kevin is far more than just a business leader; he is a kind and thoughtful person who treats all people with respect and grace. He has been a source of trust and hope for the people of Raley’s,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s president & CEO. “After 44 years, he is leaving our organization an even stronger and better place than it would have been otherwise.”
Raley’s, which has recently announced acquiring several other operating companies, will share a series of leadership changes in the weeks and months ahead.