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Kroger's Timothy Massa promoted to VP of HR and labor relations

The Kroger Co. announced that Timothy Massa will be promoted to group vice president, human resources and labor relations. He currently serves as vice president of corporate human resources, talent development.

In this expanded role, Massa will take responsibility for labor relations when Paul Heldman, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel, retires in May.

"Tim is a trusted human resources professional and valued partner," Mike Ellis, Kroger's president and chief operating officer, said in a press release.  "In just four years at Kroger, leaders and associates throughout the company know they can count on him for strategic direction and advice. He leads by example, bringing life to the Kroger leadership model through his passion for people and results every day. We are pleased to welcome Tim to our leadership team."

Massa joined Kroger in 2010 in his current role as vice president. Prior to joining the company, he served in various human resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble.  He has an extensive global HR generalist background in leadership development, succession planning, performance management, strategy development, employee relations and engagement.  

Massa earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the College of Mt. St. Joseph board of trustees, the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank board of trustees, and the University of Dayton Champions & Scholars Program. He also received a Future HR Leaders accreditation from Cornell University.

Massa and his wife, Lisa, live in Cincinnati, and have two children, Mallory and Morgan.