New Mousse Au Poulet
DePalo Foods Strombolis
Simple done right
Honey Baked Ham to Consolidate Operations in Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio

Honey Baked Ham to Consolidate Operations in Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio


In an effort to streamline operations and lower costs, Honey Baked Ham will be consolidating three regional operating divisions in Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio into one organization, titled The Honey Baked Ham Company, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Honey Baked Ham is centralizing management, sourcing, and operations for the company nationwide. The consolidation will ultimately result in increased efficiencies and effectiveness.

David A. Keil, CEO, Honey Baked HamDavid A. Keil will also be serving Honey Baked Ham as both CEO and as a board member. Prior to joining the company, Keil held a position at Ecolab where he led the company’s integration team for its $8.3 billion Nalco merger. He previously spent four years as an independent member of the Honey Baked Ham Board of Advisors.

“The consolidation is a logical next step in the company’s evolution,” said Keil. “Uniting the internal aspects of our organization allows us to combine the strengths from each division and create an even stronger company and quality experience for our customers.”

Linda van Rees (Georgia division), Lou Schmidt (Michigan Division), and Craig Kurz (Ohio Division), all of whom are grandchildren of Honey Baked Ham Founder, Harry J. Hoenselaar, now serve with other independent directors on a fiduciary board responsible for establishing the future direction of the company, according to a press release.

Maggie DeCan, a 13-year Honey Baked Ham veteran, will serve as President and COO.

Maggie DeCan, President & COO, Honey Baked Ham“Serving families during special occasions is core to our business and will not change,” said DeCan. “By centralizing support for our stores, we’ll be able to do an even better job of serving both our customers and our associates who serve our customers.”

Honey Baked Ham operates more than 400 locations across 40 states.

Honey Baked Ham