Randall Skoda was named interim president and chief executive officer of Skokie, Ill.-based Topco Associates LLC following Steven Lauer’s retirement in late December.

Lauer had been with the cooperative for 19 years, according to a Topco news release.

“Topco has grown significantly and developed into a leader in the private label industry because of Steve’s leadership,” said Steve Smith, Topco’s chairman and president and chief executive officer of K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., in a news release.

Skoda has been with Topco for more than 10 years, serving as executive vice president since 2007. He also served as director on the NuVal LLC board of directors since the company’s inception in 2008.