Mark Batenic, chairman of IGA, INC., oversees domestic and global operations of IGA, which includes over 6,000 IGA stores in more than 30 countries around the world. Batenic, who stepped down as CEO in 2017, has worked with the IGA executive team to aggressively advance IGA during his more than 10-year tenure with IGA, redefining the brand as the preferred choice of independent grocers and regional chains in the United States and around the globe.
Prior to joining IGA, Batenic was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Clemens Markets, Kulpsville, Pennsylvania. He began his career in the food industry in 1973 with Fleming Company as a manager of various departments until he was promoted to a series of larger divisional president positions and then several senior vice presidencies. At the end of his tenure with Fleming, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing nationwide.
Batenic graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, in 1973 with a B.A. He later continued his education at Cornell University’s Food Industry Executive School and at the Strategic Marketing Planning Program of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Batenic and his wife reside in Southern Shores, North Carolina and have four grown children.