Cooks Corner, a specialty retailer of kitchenware products in Green Bay, Wisc., is announcing the addition of Robert Bethel as Chief Operations Officer (COO), a newly created position within the company. As COO, Bethel will be responsible for hiring, training and supervision of staff, developing, executing and evaluating ongoing in-store operations procedures, and overseeing all strategic, fiscal, management, and policy matters.
Peter Burback, Cooks Corner’s owner and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We look forward to having Rob join our management team. He brings with him extensive managerial expertise and has a very broad array of skills that will strengthen our company. His experience and successes in leading and growing multi-million dollar organizations will translate well at our company and further aid our growth as a retail store.”
Prior to Cooks Corner, Bethel served in a variety of assignments for the United States Postal Inspection Service including executive management and key operations positions in Massachusetts, Md. and Washington, DC. Bethel holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice, and among a list of executive honors, has earned professional certification in the Lean & Six Sigma Executive Green Belt program. This training enables him to bring an organizational standard to Cooks Corner by developing and managing projects resulting in a positive impact on revenues, costs and customer satisfaction.
“I am very excited about joining the Cooks Corner family,” says Bethel. “What makes the customer’s experience so positive at Cooks Corner is not just the unbelievable variety of kitchen products offered, but all the professionals here who are committed to superior customer service. I am looking forward to ensuring continued high quality service, and most importantly, meeting all the wonderful customers that have made Cooks Corner such a success as the ‘Nation’s Largest Kitchen Store’.”
In business since 2007, Cooks Corner is a 25,000 square foot store located in The Shoppes at the Village Mall at 2605 S. Oneida Street in Green Bay, Wisc.