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Rich Mestro is the Chief Operations Officer at ShopRite/ Delaware Supermarkets Inc. He honed his leadership and communication skills while serving in the United States Marine Corp. Rich knows that a successful leader must always have his finger on the pulse of his team members and the community in which he provides service.
Rich’s career has always been in the supermarket industry, and he rose swiftly through the ranks from his start as a bagger and clerk to managing and operating stores. He left Pathmark to lead the Kenny Family ShopRites in 1995. Rich understands the needs of both his workers and his customers and strives to provide both with support and assistance they require in dealing with problems which influence their lives outside of his Supermarkets. His experience and skill-set is ideally suited to assessing and guiding the Kenny Family Foundation as it develops and implements programs which will meet the needs of the communities served by the Foundation.
Rich serves as a Produce Committee member for Wakefern Food Corporation. Other professional memberships include the National Grocers Association, Food Marketing Institute and is a Board member for The Better Business Bureau.
In his leisure time, Rich enjoys golf, spending time with his family and being at the beach.