Leadership

Paul Gossett Paul Gossett 

President, Shaw’s Supermarkets

Paul Gossett has an extensive grocery retailing career that spans more than thirty-five years in the industry. Paul started with Albertsons Inc. in 1977 and has held positions of successive responsibility including Vice President of Marketing. In 2001, he served as Vice President of Marketing at ACME before moving on to Winn Dixie in 2002 where he held various operations roles. Paul also worked at Nash Finch where he was Senior Director of Merchandising. Paul joined the Shaw’s & Star Market team in March of 2013 following Supervalu’s sale of the stores to New Albertson’s Inc. He most recently served as Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising of the Southern Division of Albertsons Companies. Paul was named the President of Shaw’s Supermarkets in April of 2016. 

 Jim Fowler  Jim Fowler

Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising

Jim began working in the food industry in 1974 when he was hired as a part-time grocery clerk at Star Market. After working in all areas of the grocery department, he advanced to the role of Grocery Manager and later was a Grocery Specialist. In 1989, Jim was promoted to Store Director and held that role in stores across Greater Boston.   After serving as a Store Director, he continued to advance his career and assumed the following roles:   Buyer Merchandiser, Director of Drug Division, Director of DSD Buying, Vice President of Grocery and Non-Foods, Vice President of Merchandising, Vice President of Fresh Foods.  Most recently Jim served as the Grocery Sales Manager for Shaw’s and Star Market.  Currently, he is also a member of the Board of the New England Food Foundation (President, 2011-2012) and served on the Board of the United Way of New England from 2004 -2012. 

Ken Rinaldi Ken Rinaldi 

Vice President, Retail Operations

Ken began his career 29 years ago as a bagger with Star Market and continued working his way up through the company’s ranks while earning his BA in Management from Bryant University.  In 1995, Ken joined Shaw’s Supermarket as a store management trainee.  While in the stores, he held positions as an Associate Assistant Manager, Assistant Store Director, and Store Director. He also worked in the Store Support Center as a Buyer, Business Transformation Team Member, Manager of Multi-Banner Strategy, and District Manager for both Shaw’s and Star Market.  Ken’s most recent assignment was as Director of Regional Initiatives for New Albertson’s Inc. (NAI).

Cindy Garnett Cindy Garnett 

Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations

Cindy started her career with Shaw’s 35 years ago as a bagger and worked in  the stores for several years before entering the Human Resources department  as an Employee Benefits Administrator.Cindy has held several leadership roles with Shaw’s including Associate Relations Manager, Manager of Store Management Training, Market Area Human Resources Director, and Vice President of Human Resources prior to being named Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations.Cindy has a BA in Human Resources Management from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a MBA from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

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