July 25, 2013 // Franchising.com // HAMPTON, N.H. - The Meat House, more commonly known as the modern revival of the neighborhood butcher and grocer, announces the appointment of Kevin Hade as Executive Vice President of Operations.
Bringing more than 35 years of operational experience to the company, Hade will be heading The Meat House's new Mid Atlantic regional office in Richmond, Va., opening in September.
"Kevin is a strong asset and great addition to The Meat House operations team. With extensive experience in various facets of the grocery industry and retail food operations, he's also anchored by strengths as a leader and strategic planner," said Justin Rosberg, co-founder and CEO of The Meat House. "Coupling his experience and natural talents, Kevin will no doubt strengthen our team as we continue our tremendous growth and business momentum as we prepare for the future."
Over the course of his career, Hade has established a dynamic reputation with experience in all phases of retail, wholesale, and manufacturing in the food industry as well as leading and managing complex financial targets and executing creative marketing concepts. Having held a VP title for more than 20 years, Hade brings world-class experience developing and implementing operational strategies to streamline company accounts and organization.
"The enthusiasm and pride that exists within the leadership team at The Meat House is contagious and something that I am proud to be a part of," said Hade. "As a leader and resource to a business that is already experiencing such tremendous growth and popularity among consumers as well as investors, developing high performance internal teams and powerful value-based operating cultures will not only streamline the process but strengthen it as well. I look forward to being part of this family, working closely with the current team, and opening the new regional office."
Founded in 2003 by lifelong friends Justin Rosberg and Jason Parent, The Meat House is the modern revival of the neighborhood butcher and grocer. With a focus on quality, consistency and superior customer service, The Meat House offers the satisfaction of by-gone days as the only national butcher shop franchise. The Meat House began its franchise opportunity in 2008, and has since grown to 29 locations across 10 states, with more than 55 additional stores under development and scheduled to open during the next 5-10 years. For more information, visit www.themeathouse.com.