Kroger's pension investment chief to retire in July

Richard Manka will retire as vice president and pension investment officer on July 15 at Kroger Co., Cincinnati, according to a news release on the company's website.

Mr. Manka's replacement will be named at a later date.

Mr. Manka has been with the company since 1982, starting at Dillon Cos., now a division of Kroger. He also previously served on the advisory committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

Mr. Manka oversees all of Kroger's retirement plans and is the chairman of the company's pension investment committee.

Kroger had about $2.6 billion in defined benefit assets and $4.6 billion in defined contribution assets, as of Sept. 30.