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Topco Announces 2017 Board of Directors
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Topco Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Topco Associates,LLC announced the election of its 2017 Board of Directors, which took place at its recent annual meeting on February 28, 2017.

In a unanimous election by the Topco membership, Chris Coborn, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coborn’s Incorporated, was named Chairman of the Topco Associates, LLC Board of Directors. Coborn has served as Topco’s Vice Chairman since June, 2016 and has been a Topco Board member since 2014. In his role as Chairman, Coborn will help represent Topco’s 49 members to aggregate volume, innovate industry best practices and share their collective knowledge to compete more effectively in the marketplace.

"I want us to continue to challenge each other to think differently about how we can partner together and leverage the Topco platform that we own. I am excited about where we are going as a membership, and I look forward to working with each member as we drive success by partnering as one," Coborn said during his opening remarks at Topco’s Annual Membership Conference. Coborn’s Incorporated,which has been ranked 21 in a listing by Corporate Report of the top 100 private Minnesota companies, has been a Topco member since 2002.

Following Coborn’s elevation to Chairman, Pete Van Helden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets, was elected Vice Chairman of the Topco Associates, LLC Board of Directors. Van Helden,who has been a Topco Board member since 2016, will serve a two-year term as Vice Chairman.

The 2017 Topco Associates, LLC Board of Directors includes:

  • Brad Brookshire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brookshire Holdings, Inc.
  • Chris Coborn, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coborn’s Incorporated
  • Charlie D’Amour, President and Chief Operating Officer, Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Randy Edeker, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Dennis Eidson, President and Chief Executive Officer, SpartanNash Company
  • Scott Grimmett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Golub Corporation/Price Chopper
  • Laura Karet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Giant Eagle, Inc.
  • Randy Skoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Topco Associates, LLC
  • Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
  • Pete Van Helden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stater Bros. Markets
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