Steve Burnham, long time Safeway executive, has been hired by Zacky Farms as its new chief operating officer and general manager.
Previously, Burnham had served as President of Safeway’s Eastern Division. Burnham joined Safeway in 1989 and held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including senior vice president, vice president of marketing and merchandising, as well as vice president roles for various fresh departments. Throughout his , Burnham has worked his way through the company’s meat unit at the store, district, division and national levels.
In this new role, Burnham will be responsible for furthering the growth and profitability of Zacky Farms while also differentiating the organization through continued innovation in quality and unique product attributes.
Louis Masucci, current senior vice president of sales and general manager, will be retiring at the end of this year and will help Burnham transition into his new role.
Burnham will be headquartered out of the Zacky Farms Crossroads office, located in Industry, California.
CEO Lillian Zacky stated: “I want to welcome you Steve Burnham as a member of the Zacky Farms team as you embark on your new position of COO/general manager.
“How exciting this venture promises to be. I have no doubt with your focus on sales and innovation that Zacky Farms will experience even more growth and success. There are great opportunities and excitement awaiting you in the road ahead.”
Burnham's hiring was the second executive appointment made by the company within the past week. Zacky Farms earlier named Ivy Quon to the new position of executive vice president, product development & export sales.