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Coborn’s Names Dave Meyer as New President and Appoints Several Other Leaders; Chris Coborn Discusses

Coborn’s Names Dave Meyer as New President and Appoints Several Other Leaders; Chris Coborn Discusses

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Coborn’s is welcoming the new year with open arms and several leadership appointments. Recently, the retailer announced it appointed Dave Meyer as the company’s new President. Furthermore, several other executive and leadership positions were filled within the company.

Dave Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Coborn'sAccording to a release, Meyer will be the retailer’s second President outside of the Coborn family in the company’s 101-year history, noted SC Times. Meyer will take on the role of President in addition to his current position as Chief Operating Officer. He will continue serving on the Board of Directors, as well as oversee store operations, human resources, store merchandising, and marketing.

Chris Coborn revealed he will continue his role as the Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Chris Coborn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coborn’s (Photo credit: Elk River Star News)“Dave has a long history of strong, strategic vision and leadership in our organization. He has been instrumental in our growth in implementing our next-generation and brand promise vision, and he has a strong sense of the challenges we have before us as we plan for our future. It’s these qualities that make Dave an invaluable leader for the organization,” Chris Coborn said.

Joining the executive ring of promotions is Emily Coborn.

Emily Coborn, Vice President of Retail Services, Coborn'sEmily Coborn has been appointed as the Vice President of Retail Services. As the new VP of Retail Services, she will be overseeing operations for e-commerce, pharmacy, and liquor. Previously, Emily Coborn served as the company’s Vice President of Operations in the Eastern Region.

Succeeding Emily Coborn will be Troy Vosburgh.

Troy Vosburgh, Vice President of Operations, Eastern Region, Coborn'sAs noted in the source, Vosburgh is currently the Vice President of Fresh Merchandising. In this executive position, Vosburgh oversaw the company’s merchandising strategy in its meat, deli, bakery, produce, and floral departments. He will be making the jump to hold down the Vice President of Operations in the Eastern Region position.

Vosburgh joined Coborn’s in 2020 after working as Vice President of Fresh Foods with Skogan’s Festival Foods in Wisconsin. According to the source, he also worked as Director of Produce, Wine, and Spirits.

Coborn's announced the appointment of Dave Meyer as President in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer

In this new capacity, Vosburgh will be reporting to Meyer.

Marti Sunderlin, Vice President of Centerstore and Fresh Merchandising, Coborn'sMarti Sunderlin is the latest in the lineup of appointments. He joined the Coborn’s team in 2018 after previously working for Hornbacher’s. Sunderlin held various positions at the supermarket company throughout his 14-year tenure. Now, he will be part of the leadership team as the new Vice President of Centerstore and Fresh Merchandising.

Next up on the list is Sarah Putnam.

Sarah Putnam, Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising, Coborn'sPutnam most recently served as the Director of Operations in the Eastern Region for the grocer. Now, Putnam will be taking on the Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising position for Coborn’s. In this new leadership role, noted the source, Putnam will now be overseeing all of the deli, bakery, and floral needs.

Putnam began her tenure with Coborn’s in 1998.

Jenn Weisgram, Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising, Coborn'sJenn Weisgram will also be taking on the mantle of Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising. Working in tandem with Putnam, Weisgram will be in charge of other fresh sectors, overseeing the meat, seafood, and produce side for Coborn’s. Previously, Weisgram held the position of Director of Operations in the Western Region.

Like Sunderlin, Weisgram also came over from Hornbacher’s. She started in 2003 before joining Coborn’s in 2018 as well.

Amy Pertersen, Social Media Strategist, Coborn'sRounding out the list is Amy Petersen, who was promoted to Social Media Strategist. Petersen most recently served as a Registered Dietitian when she started in 2016 with the retailer. In this capacity, Petersen will be overseeing social media needs and content strategy for Coborn’s retail locations.

Congratulations all around as Coborn’s leads the charge into a new year!