With the start of a new year comes the feeling of growth. Such is the vibe we feel Coborn’s is giving off, as the retailer recently announced a bevy of new leaders to its team. Headlining the roster of new executives is Dave Meyer, bringing over 35 years of experience to his new role as the Chief Operating Officer.
“I am humbled by this opportunity to continue to serve in the leadership of our growing company,” Meyer remarked, according to a report from the Star Tribune. “I look forward to executing our next phase of growth.”
Meyer has been with the retailer since 1985. He will continue to oversee company operations, human resources, workforce planning, marketing, and in-store merchandising across the 59-store network of the employee-owned grocery chain.
“Dave has proven to be a valuable asset to Coborn’s through his strong leadership, vision, and commitment to the company’s operational standards and growth,” commented Chris Coborn, Chairman, President, and CEO. “He has developed his leadership skills over his 35-year tenure with the company and has been a key part of our growth and success.”
Dennis Host, Vice President of Marketing, added that Meyer’s promotion is “to recognize the role [he] was largely in already as Executive Vice President.”
In addition to this new COO appointment, Coborn’s also announced Troy Vosburgh has joined the retailer as its Vice President of Fresh Merchandising. Vosburgh will oversee strategy across the retailer’s meat, deli, bakery, produce, and floral departments. He comes from Skogan’s Festival Foods, where he served as Vice President of Fresh Foods for the last 14 years.
Other leaders promoted within the retail chain included Dusty Kerssen to Senior Director of Human Resources, Chris Schlichting to Director of Continuous Improvement, and Peter Coborn to Director of Strategic Pricing.
A round of congratulations for all on their new appointments!