Ron Megahan is now the CEO of Metropolitan Market. Megahan, the former COO of the Seattle-based gourmet grocer, has been an instrumental part of the executive leadership team for the past two years and worked closely with Todd Korman, whom previously held the position.
Korman remains an active company shareholder and will serve as an advisor to the company in support of the transition. Chairman Terry Halverson will also continue his mentorship of the CEO position, and support of the entire Metropolitan Market team.
Korman led Metropolitan Market through its most rapid expansion period in company history, and during his 15-year tenure, played a key role in building the company’s strong leadership position in the Pacific Northwest.
“Todd skillfully led the team with passion and excitement, and helped to build a company poised for growth,” Halverson said. Metropolitan Market recently opened its seventh store in Sammamish, Wash., and announced plans to roll out new online and delivery services later this year.
An Evolving Industry
“The grocery industry is changing rapidly, and Ron possesses the diverse experience and knowledge needed to guide our talented team into the future," Halverson added.
In his role as COO, Megahan has played a critical role in the company’s growth, merchandising innovation, store operations and expanded team member product knowledge. With nearly 30 years of experience in the grocery, natural and specialty food industries, Megahan is known for maintaining his customer-driven focus while excelling in operational management, team development, and strategic growth and expansion.