Rob Bartels is president and CEO of Martin’s Super Markets, Inc., which was established in 1947 and now includes 22 stores and 3,400 employees throughout Indiana and Michigan.
His career at Martin’s dates back to 1981, where he started as a bagger and worked in the meat and produce departments while earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University.
After returning to Martin’s in 1989 and gaining eight years of management experience, Bartels was promoted to several corporate development positions, including director of corporate development, director of marketing, and executive vice president.
In 2001 Bartels was named president and COO and in 2005 became CEO. Under Bartels’ leadership, Martin’s stores have grown to offer new services, such as pharmacies, pet supplies, deli-cafés, and gas stations.
Lecture Series Bartels has spoken at
2012 - "The Joy of Entrepreneurial Capitalism"
2011 - "The Joy of International Capitalism & Food Retailing"
2010 - "The Joy of Capitalism"
2009 - "The Greening of Retail Sales"
2008 - "Generational Planning: The Big Picture"
2007 - "Creating the Organization"