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Vice President of the Central Region

B.J. Van Der Linden

B.J. Van Der Linden has been with Fareway since 1993, and currently holds the position of Regional Vice President - Western Region. 

B.J. started his career with Fareway by working part-time in high school in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He later worked at Fareway stores in Waterloo, Des Moines, North Liberty, Marion, Boone, Ames, and worked as the grocery manager in Pella. He became district supervisor in 2014, and before assuming his current role.

B.J. holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. 

B.J. and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of three children, Lily, Luke, and Owen. Their family currently live in Ames, Iowa.

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