Stater Bros. Markets Promotes Gil Salazar to Senior Vice President Information Technology
- by Chandler James
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - Information and technology go hand in hand these days, and that’s why retailers are continuously working to strengthen their prowess in these realms. It seems Stater Bros. Markets advanced this goal yesterday as it announced the promotion of Gil Salazar to the position of Senior Vice President of Information Technology.
In this role, Salazar will continue to report to Stater Bros. Markets CEO Pete Van Helden. As part of Stater Bros.’ ongoing commitment to digital transformation, Salazar will continue to drive remarkable innovation critical to meet the current and future needs of customers and all areas of the company. Salazar serves as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team which evaluates and sets key strategies.
“Gil is a valuable member of our Executive Leadership Team,” said Van Helden. “This promotion recognizes his outstanding leadership and innovation to navigate us into the future.”
Salazar brings more than 31 years of information technology experience to his role, according to a press release. Prior to Stater Bros., Salazar served as Director of IT Services for Hyundai Capital America. He also served as Director of Information Technology for Partners Consulting, providing IT services to clients across multiple industries; as Associate Vice President of IT Services at AIG; as Vice President of Information Technology for Ford Motor Credit; and as Senior Manager of Systems Infrastructure for ConAgra Foods.
As stated in the release, Salazar served Stater Bros. Markets as Assistant Director Operations/Technical Support in 2013. In 2016, Salazar was appointed to Stater Bros.’ Vice President of Information Technology, his most recent position.
Salazar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University. He has also completed the Computer Information Systems Program from the United States Naval Technical Training Center and served four years in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Southern Watch. Additionally, Salazar is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Executive Management Program and a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Salazar also serves on the Stater Bros. Charities Board of Directors.
Congratulations to Gil Salazar on this exciting new role!