Tom Herman

Tom Herman

Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
Northgate Gonzalez Market

Tom Herman has had a long and distinguished career in the food industry. He currently serves as senior vice president and chief experience officer at Northgate Gonzalez Market in Anaheim, California. Northgate Market is the leading food retailer serving the Hispanic community in the Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties of Southern California.

Prior to joining the Northgate team, Herman had a nearly 30-year career with Supervalu in varied positions in both merchandising and operations. His most recent position before moving to Northgate Market was group vice president of merchandising for the East region. The Supervalu East region consisted of the retail banners of Jewel/Osco, Acme Markets, Shaw’s, Shoppers and Farm Fresh.

Herman began his food industry career at Supervalu’s Cub Foods banner as a college intern. He worked his way through the ranks at Supervalu and held the positions of store team leader, district team leader, director of operations, vice president of operations, senior vice president of merchandising, and group vice president of merchandising.

Herman is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in food distribution.