Human Resources director Michael J. Waddell has stepped down as the company announced it had terminated its former head of HR.
Waddell, who joined Publix in August 2015, had been in place since February.
He will remain as an independent consultant for the company.
He will not be retained by Publox, which said Wednesday in a statement that “the company will now focus on its strategic transformation and is pleased to welcome Michael to our team.”
Publix, which makes and sells frozen foods and beverages, said the board had approved Waddells departure, effective immediately.
The company said he will remain a consultant to Publx for the foreseeable future.