Buehler’s Fresh Foods promotes Mike Davidson as their new President/CEO
WOOSTER, OH (November 16, 2021) – Buehler’s Fresh Foods announced today that Mike Davidson has been promoted to president and CEO of the Ohio based supermarket chain effective 1/2/22. He will take over from Dan Shanahan who announced his retirement in early November.
“On behalf of our board of directors and ESOP trustee, we couldn’t be more proud in naming Mike as president/CEO. Mike has been with us for six years as EVP of store operations and more recently as EVP of sales and marketing. He’s had a significant impact on the success of our company and our culture. We are confident that he has the leadership skills to take Buehler’s to the next level “said Shanahan.
Said Davidson, “I would like to thank Dan and our Board of Directors for the confidence they have placed in me. Since our management led buyout in 2017 a solid foundation has been established at Buehler’s Fresh Foods and I look forward to building on that. Being an ESOP allows all of our employees to think and act like owners. I am honored to be leading the team.”
Previous to joining Buehler’s, Davidson was with Price Chopper supermarkets in Schenectady NY, as senior vice president of store operations. Prior to Price Chopper Mike worked with Ahold companies Finast and Tops Markets. While at Tops, Mike was regional VP of operations and VP of operations and merchandising.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in business and attended the Cornell University food executive program. Mike is currently the chairman of the Ohio Grocers Association, past board member with the Muscular Dystrophy assoc., current board member of the Wooster Christian School and is a member of Rotary. Mike and his wife Joanna reside in Wooster; have three children and 10 grandchildren living throughout the United States.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. In 2017, Buehler’s went through a management buyout and formed an ESOP. Buehler’s operates 14 supermarkets, 7 liquor agencies, outside catering, coﬀee shops and a Food Truck named Ferris. Buehler’s is proud to be recently Certiﬁed™ by Great Place to Work. Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.buehlers.com.