MATTHEWS, NC — After 22 years with Harris Teeter, Rod Antolock is stepping down as the company’s president and into retirement on Feb. 22, 2022. He will be succeeded by Tammy DeBoer, currently the Kroger-owned banner's senior vice president of merchandising, operations, and marketing.
"Rod's leadership has been instrumental to the growth and success of Harris Teeter for more than two decades. His commitment to customer service and quality will continue to guide Harris Teeter into the future," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO.
Antolock joined Harris Teeter in 2000, and he has served in numerous executive positions, including senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations and merchandising. Antolock was promoted to executive vice president in 2012, where he led several teams, including merchandising, operations, marketing, human resources, loss prevention, store development, quality assurance and distribution, and manufacturing. He was named president of Harris Teeter in 2015.
Taking over as president, DeBoer has more than 25 years of retail experience. She joined Harris Teeter in 2020, leading operations, merchandising, and marketing and overseeing the company's 258 stores.
Previously, DeBoer served as an executive with Family Dollar where she most recently served as the organization's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
"Tammy is a seasoned veteran of the retail industry. Her broad and deep experience, including brand transformation, merchandising, operations, and more, make her a true asset to Harris Teeter and the leading choice to assume the role of president," said Mary Ellen Adcock, Kroger's senior vice president of operations.