Kroger names Morganthall senior VP, Antolock Harris Teeter president

Kroger did some reshuffling among its executives earlier this week, announcing that Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall (right) will become senior VP of retail divisions for Kroger while Rod Antolock, currently executive VP for Harris Teeter, has been promoted to president.

Morganthall has served as president of Harris Teeter since 1997. He started his career at Spartan Stores in 1978 before joining Harris Teeter in 1986 as director of grocery merchandising. He worked his way up through the ranks, acting as VP of merchandising, VP of distribution and VP of operations, before becoming president.

"Fred is an exceptional leader who is respected throughout the industry," Kroger President and COO Mike Ellis said in a statement. "We continue to learn a lot from Fred about building even stronger connections with our customers. We are delighted that he is taking on this broader role at Kroger."

Antolock also began working in retail since 1978, holding several leadership roles at Albertsons before joining Harris Teeter in 2000. In his time with the company, he has served as senior VP of operations as well as senior VP of operations and merchandising. He has held his current role since 2012, overseeing merchandising, operations, marketing, human resources, loss prevention, store development, quality assurance and distribution, and manufacturing.

"Rod's leadership has contributed to Harris Teeter's success for more than 15 years," Ellis said. "He has been instrumental in developing Harris Teeter's exceptional customer service and product quality. We look forward to his continued leadership in his new role." Press release