College of Business & Technology

Ed McManus, Former WIU President Al Goldfarb, CBT Dean Tom Erekson

Ed McManus

Western Illinois University alumnus Edward McManus, a former senior vice president for SuperValu Inc., the largest wholesale food supplier in the U.S., was selected as the WIU College of Business and Technology (CBT) Spring 2011 Executive in Residence. McManus spoke to classes and provided business expertise on Western's Macomb campus during the week of February 21st.

Originally from Peoria (IL), McManus graduated from WIU with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1973, and soon found that his college job of sacking groceries in Burlington (IA), at Benner Tea Co. (later acquired by ALDI foods), turned into a career opportunity. McManus took on the responsibilities of serving as personnel and district manager and director of distribution for Benner/ALDI.