Publix Charlotte Division vice president to retire; new vice president announced
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After more than 47 years of dedicated service, Chuck Roskovich, Vice President of the Charlotte Division of Publix Super Markets, has announced his decision to retire on March 31st.
Roskovich, 61, began his career at Publix in 1975 as a part-time front-line employee in Lauderhill, Florida. He moved to the meat department in 1977 and was promoted to meat manager in 1984. In 1992, as Meat Manager, he was privileged to be part of the management team that opened the company’s first store in the Atlanta Division. After spending 16 years in the meat department, he was promoted to store manager in 1993 and district manager of the Atlanta Division in 1995. He was promoted to regional director of the Lakeland Division in 2000 and vice president of the Atlanta Division in 2008, joining the corporate support team as a senior and being named vice president of product business development in 2011. In 2013 he returned to retail to found the Charlotte Division. Roskovich received the 1993 George W. Jenkins Award for exemplary leadership and upholding corporate culture.
Kevin Murphy, Publix President, said, “Chuck was an energetic and forward-thinking leader who made significant contributions to four of our five businesses. He was responsible for growing and overseeing our diverse market territory and leading the way for new market entries in the Atlanta and Charlotte divisions. At 47 years old, he has made a commitment to serve his clients by sharing our Publix brand and culture with the communities we serve. We are grateful for Chuck’s leadership and wish him a happy retirement.”
Roskovich and his wife Cindy are looking forward to spending more time with family, traveling and being on track with his race cars.
Following Roskovich’s retirement, Publix is pleased to announce the promotion of Joey Riddle to Vice President of the Charlotte Division.
Riddle, 44, began his career at Publix in 1995 as a part-time front-line employee in St. Augustine, Florida. After working in various retail positions, he was promoted to store manager in 2008 and district manager in the Charlotte Division in 2014. In 2020 he was promoted to his current position as Regional Director of the Charlotte Division. Riddle received the 2019 President’s Award for upholding diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“Joey is a dynamic leader who motivates and inspires his people to be their best,” said Murphy. “He took the opportunity to grow with Publix as we expanded into the Charlotte market and was instrumental in establishing Publix as the leading grocer across the division. I am proud of what he has accomplished to date and look forward to seeing the contributions he will continue to make as we enter the Kentucky market as well as our existing territory.”
Riddle and his wife Michelle will be relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the United States with more than 240,000 employees, currently operates 1,324 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been recognized by for 25 consecutive years wealth as a great place to work. Additionally, Publix’s commitment to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the best in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.