Moose Jaw Co-op has initiated a new organizational structure to support its continued journey of growth and innovation, with one major being naming general manager Geoff Anderson as the new chief executive officer (CEO).
The change — which the board of directors recently approved — reflects the organization’s commitment to enhancing operational efficiency and serving its members and communities better, according to a news release.
Anderson arrived in Moose Jaw to assume the role of general manager in February 2019. Since then, the senior leadership team and board of directors have led Co-op through one major acquisition and two amalgamations. As CEO, Anderson will continue to play a pivotal role in steering the organization towards continued success and sustainability.
“This is an exciting time for Moose Jaw Co-op,” said Anderson. “Thanks to the commitment of our members, we saw exceptional sales growth during our 2023 fiscal year. I am honoured to lead our organization into its next chapter of growth and evolution.
“Together with our dedicated teams, we will build upon the successes of the past and continue to deliver exceptional service to our members.”
The main highlights of the new organizational structure include departmental re-alignment, improved reporting lines and enhanced communication. These changes will empower the Co-op’s team leaders and team members to thrive in their roles and contribute meaningfully to the Co-op’s success.
“I have to thank Geoff Anderson for his strong leadership and for surrounding himself with a leadership team that is first class,” said board president Glen Steinhauer.
“Geoff’s attainments as general manager, and now CEO, have made it a pleasure to serve on the Moose Jaw Co-op board of directors, knowing the operations are in good hands and allowing the board to govern effectively and to feel secure in Moose Jaw Co-op’s exciting future.”
As Moose Jaw Co-op embraces this new chapter, it remains committed to its core values of excellence, trustworthiness, community and “People First.”
“We thank our members for their incredible support, which has allowed us to reach this exciting stage in our journey,” Anderson said. “The more we grow, the more we have the ability to service our members and enrich our communities.”