Chris began working for Fareway on August 6, 1990, and he joined the purchasing team on May 6, 1996. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of all produce buying and currently holds the position of Vice President of Produce Purchasing. Chris has been in the grocery business most of his life. Previously, he worked for Hy-Vee, Randall’s, and Cub Foods during his high school and college years. Upon graduation from Iowa State University, he began his Fareway career in Winterset, Iowa, transferred to Urbandale, Iowa in 1993, and he moved to corporate in 1996. Chris is married to Tracey, and they have two children, Sydney and Mack. In addition, they three grandchildren, Wren, Kaden, and Olivia. In his spare time, Chris enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends. Chris shares that for the last 32 years, he has had the privilege of working for a great company and in an exciting industry – one that is ever-changing and brings new challenges each day. The relationships created both within Fareway and the industry are what makes his job exciting and is the reason he enjoys coming to work each day.