Albertsons Companies announced Monday that current Jewel-Osco Division President Mike Withers has been named Executive Vice-President, Retail Operations for Albertsons.

Withers will lead the company's East Region operations while Susan Morris will lead the West. Jim Perkins is focused on targeted initiatives to accelerate growth. All three executives will continue to report to Wayne Denningham, who was named president and COO last week. 

"Mike is an exceptional leader who understands our business and market areas from coast to coast," said Denningham. "Throughout his career, Mike has worked closely with many members of our current leadership team, and his management experience and operations expertise will help all of our divisions run really great stores."