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Stater Bros. Markets Honors 407 Employees for Years of Service

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Honorees include 4 with 45 YEARS and 28 with 40 YEARS

San Bernardino, Ca – Stater Bros. Markets proudly recognized Stater Bros. “Family” members who reached milestone years in their careers on April 22, 2017.

The “Family” Service Awards Program was established in 1987, and “Family” members reaching 5, 10 and 15 years of service are recognized with a beautiful gold pin that signifies their years of service.

Honorees reaching 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service in 2017 were invited to an Awards Banquet held at the Riverside Convention Center, and those attending were recognized and presented with a Service Award pin.

The four 45-year honorees include:

  • GILBERT CEBALLOS-Truck Driver in the Distribution Center
  • KURT HECKROTH-Store Manager at the River Road store in Norco
  • WAYNE MACKINNON, Store Manager at the La Mirada store
  • ROBERT MARTINEZ, Clerk at the Grand Terrace store
Milestone Years reached THIS YEAR TOTAL Company Honorees since 1987
Celebrating 45 years of service



Celebrating 40 years of service



Celebrating 35 years of service



Celebrating 30 years of service



Celebrating 25 years of service



Celebrating 20 years of service





“I am proud that so many employees have chosen to make Stater Bros. their career.  It has been said that you judge a person by the company they keep … and a company by the people they keep.  In my 40 years in the grocery industry, I’ve never seen such a loyal team – dedicated to the mission of serving their Company, customers and community – like our Stater Bros. ‘Family’,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “We are proudly celebrating 81 years of serving our ‘valued’ customers and this is because of the hard work and dedication of our loyal ‘Family’ members,” he concluded.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, visit

Stater Bros. Markets – Serving Southern California Families for 81 Years

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