December 19, 2013 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – Franchise veteran Aaron Goldberg has been appointed Vice President of Development for ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise concept with more than 36 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Goldberg brings to ZIPS Dry Cleaners more than 20 years of experience in operations, real estate and franchise development, having worked with such well-known brands as Pizza Hut, Boardwalk Fries, AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile.
"Aaron will be a wonderful leader within our organization. He has already demonstrated that in the franchising industry and we see a natural fit for him at ZIPS," said company CEO Reid Bechtle. "His impressive background and experience in the franchise industry makes him a well-rounded and integral part of our organization. He will no doubt have a tremendous impact on our continued growth."
In his new role, Goldberg will be the principle point of contact on all matters relating to the development of new and existing locations along the Eastern Seaboard, with strong emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic. He will also oversee the identification and selection of new single- and multi-unit franchisees, as well as the real estate development for new and existing territories.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to head up franchise development for ZIPS, a company primed for expansion," Goldberg said. "Strong franchisee support systems are in place and current franchise owners are seeing the rewards of being part of the ZIPS family. We are ready for significant growth."
Goldberg attended the University of Maryland where he studied Business Administration. He currently resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife and son.
Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2006, ZIPS Dry Cleaners’ successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off and all for a flat-rate price of $1.99. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, ZIPS operates 36 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.321zips.com.
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ZIPS, since 1996, began as eight dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area and has grown to more than 40 stores. Find out more.
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