Ron has held several key leadership positions over his 30-year career in the foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors and is an authority on growing recognized brands and shaping winning cultures to produce results.
Ron has led such well-known brands as Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada, Harvey’s Division of Cara Operations, Williams Coffee Pubs Ltd., and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association. A self-proclaimed ‘Hamburger Fan’, Ron was also the Director of Operations for Webers Restaurants between 1992 and 1995.
As COO of Cara’s $260M Harvey’s Division, Ron oversaw 330 locations and initiated a comprehensive overhaul of operating standards. As COO of Williams Coffee Pubs, Ron had full P&L and operational responsibility and increased store sales by 14% over a two-year period. During Ron’s tenure leading Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada, he was responsible for 370 locations generating $700M in sales and led the operations to their most profitable year ever. And as Executive Director of Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association, Ron provided strategic support, advice and guidance to 490 Canadian Tire dealers.
Ron and his wife reside in Barrie, Ontario and are the proud parents of two adult children. CEOs who work with Ron will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his straightforward, candid and common sense approach.