This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Safeway Appoints Chief Information Officer

Stocks in this article: SWY

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced today that Barry Libenson has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He succeeds David Ching, who retired from the role earlier this year after 19 years with the company. As CIO, Mr. Libenson will oversee Safeway's extensive information technology business functions, and he will report directly to Safeway Executive Vice President Larree Renda. He will assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2013.

Mr. Libenson comes to Safeway from Land O' Lakes, Inc., where he served since 2010 as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. During his tenure with Land O' Lakes, Mr. Libenson and his team transformed the technology group to ensure that IT was fully aligned and executing against that company's long-term strategic direction. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ingersoll Rand, Co. Ltd., with responsibility for defining and implementing that company's global electronic and internet business strategies.  Mr. Libenson joined Ingersoll- Rand as Vice President of e-Business in 2001.  Prior to his tenure at Ingersoll- Rand, he served as an Executive Vice President at Surety.com, a data-integrity services company, and Chief Executive Officer for Visix Software, a software publisher. He also held management positions with Phoenix Technologies and Oracle Corporation.

"We are pleased to have someone with Barry's credentials join our executive team as we look to further ensure our IT organization is aligned with our key business strategies," said Ms. Renda. "His track record managing a complex set of technology functions across a diverse group of companies will be of significant value to the organization."

Mr. Libenson holds a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Colgate University. He has served on the University of North Carolina's Graduate School of Computer Science IT Advisory Panel as well as Blumberg Capital's CIO Council. Mr. Libenson also serves as Director of Tavant Technologies, a software firm with offices in California and Bangalore, India.    

ABOUT SAFEWAY www.Safeway.com Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,638 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $44.2 billion in 2012. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.

CONTACTSMedia:       Brian Dowling, Brian.Dowling@Safeway.com, 925-467-3787Investors:   Christiane Pelz, Christiane.Pelz@Safeway.com, 925-467-3832

SOURCE Safeway Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,164.95 -251.90 -1.45%
S&P 500 1,994.99 -26.26 -1.30%
NASDAQ 4,635.24 -48.1670 -1.03%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs