Bill Romine retiring after 20 years at drug chain
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rob Mullins has been promoted to senior vice president of store operations of the western division, succeeding Bill Romine, who is retiring.
Rite Aid said Tuesday that Mullins, previously divisional pharmacy vice president of the western division, will report to Derek Griffith, executive vice president of store operations.
Mullins joined Rite Aid in 2000 and has held various pharmacy positions within the company, including pharmacy district manager and regional pharmacy vice president before being named to his current role in 2015.
“Rob is a passionate advocate of community pharmacy and a talented operator, with more than 17 years of experience across our organization,” Bryan Everett, chief operating officer of Rite Aid stores, said in a statement. “We look forward to benefitting from Rob’s knowledge in his new role as we work to grow our business and deliver an outstanding experience for both our customers and associates.”
Romine, who has over 40 years of retail pharmacy experience, joined Rite Aid in 1996 with its acquisition of the West Coast drug chain Thrifty-PayLess. He has served Rite Aid in operations positions of increasing responsibility, including as district manager, regional vice president and as vice president of merchandising operations for all of Rite Aid. He was named group vice president of metro New York in 2010 and was promoted to his senior vice president of store operations of the western division in 2011.
“Bill has made many significant contributions to our company throughout his career at Rite Aid, working tirelessly to establish Rite Aid as a leader in retail pharmacy,” Everett commented. “Equally as important, his efforts to develop members of his team in preparation to successfully take on leadership roles within our organization. We would like to thank Bill for all he has done for Rite Aid and we wish him the very best in retirement.”