Kroger elevates Tim Massa to group VP of HR and labor relations

Kroger has promoted Timothy Massa to group VP, human resources and labor relations.

Massa currently serves as VP of corporate human resources, talent development. In this expanded role, he will take responsibility for labor relations when Paul Heldman, EVP, secretary and general counsel, retires in May.

"Tim is a trusted human resources professional and valued partner," said Mike Ellis, Kroger's president and COO. "In just four years at Kroger, leaders and associates throughout the company know they can count on him for strategic direction and advice. He leads by example, bringing life to the Kroger Leadership Model through his passion for people and results every day. We are pleased to welcome Tim to our leadership team."

Prior to joining the company in 2010, he served in various human resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the College of Mt. St. Joseph board of trustees, the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank board of trustees and the University of Dayton Champions and Scholars Program. He also received a Future HR Leaders accreditation from Cornell University.