A private investor, Mr. Peets served as a consultant to CCMP Capital (formerly JP Morgan Partners LLC), a private equity company, from 2000 to 2007.
From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Peets also served as chairman of the board of directors of Bruno's Supermarkets, Inc., a food retailing company.
Prior to his tenure at Bruno's, he was a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of PIA Merchandising Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:PIAM), a nationwide provider of retail merchandising services.
He has also held senior executive positions at both The Vons Companies, Inc. and Ralph's Grocery Co., including Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President Merchandising, Senior Vice President Marketing, Group Vice President Merchandising, and Group Vice President Store Operations.
Mr. Peets is chairman of the board of directors of World Kitchen, LLC, a kitchen products manufacturing and marketing company.
He is also a director of each of Andronico's Supermarkets, Inc., a privately held upscale retailer of fresh, specialty, and gourmet food products; Inmar, Inc., a private company focused on technology-driven logistics solutions; Ruiz Foods, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of Mexican food; and City of Hope National Cancer Center, a biomedical research, treatment, and educational institution, and its related Arnold Beckman Research Institute.
brings to the Board more than 25 years of experience as a food retailing industry leader, both as a retail executive and as a board member.
background encompasses many areas which are relevant to his
service to the Company and valuable to the Board, including distribution/logistics, information technology, manufacturing, retail and non-retail supply chain management, sales, marketing, and operations management.
participation on other boards, he
has developed specific expertise on governance and compensation issues faced by corporations.