Thursday, May 30, 2019
ASSOCIATED GROCERS, INC. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT / CEO
Associated Grocers, Inc. announced that Manard M. Lagasse, Jr., the Company’s Sr. Vice President and General Counsel was named President /CEO, effective immediately. Emile R. Breaux resigned as President/CEO for personal reasons.
Lagasse joined Associated Grocers, Inc. in 2007 and has successfully managed several different departments during his tenure with the company. Prior to joining Associated Grocers, Inc., Lagasse worked as an attorney for Allen & Gooch Law Firm and Juneau David Law Firm and also has over a decade of experience with Schilling Distributing Company in Lafayette, LA.
Breaux was named President / CEO of Associated Grocers, Inc. in 2015 and will remain with the Company for a short time to work closely with management to ensure a smooth transition. Breaux joined Associated Grocers, Inc. in 1994 and previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer. During his time as President/CEO, Breaux oversaw many major projects and worked tirelessly on behalf of the independent retailer. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the members and employees of the Company for the last twenty-five years. The blessings of the many friendships that have been forged during my time here will remain with me forever,” Breaux said. “Working together for the common good is what defines the excellence of this organization. I have no doubt that this legacy will continue under the capable leadership of Manard (Lagasse).”
The Board of Directors is thankful for Breaux’s contributions, service and leadership to the Company and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors.