Mullins named SVP/Western Division at Rite Aid
Rob Mullins has been named senior vice president of store operations of the Western division.
He succeeds Bill Romine, who is retiring from Rite Aid after more than 20 years of service. Mullins will report to Derek Griffith, Rite Aid executive vice president of store operations.
“Rob is a passionate advocate of community pharmacy and a talented operator, with more than 17 years of experience across our organization,” said Bryan Everett, chief operating officer of Rite Aid stores. “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.”
The Mullins announcement comes after Rite Aid named Griffith its senior vice presidents of operations in the Northeast and Midwest in October.
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 holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and earned his MBA at Ohio University.
Romine, who has over 40 years of retail pharmacy experience, joined Rite Aid in 1996 with the Company’s acquisition of the West Coast Thrifty-PayLess drugstore chain. Romine has served Rite Aid in operations positions of increasing responsibility, including as district manager, regional vice president and also 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 current role in 2011.