“Ron has been a Store Director for 30 years and in the past few years Ron has opened new stores in Brockton, West Bridgewater and Hudson MA. Ron is a veteran highly respected by his team, peers and upper management. Thank you Ron for standing united with us and ATD.”
I am with you, all of my brother and sister directors and leaders! I also have 38 years of service and 30 as a store director. And like you all of you so far I have to let my conscience be my guide also. I can’t sit on the bench and not speak out anymore. I’ve worked too hard and too long to help build this company. I would do anything for our leader ATD. He is a true leader, an inspiration and a mentor for so many of us.
I’ve spent the last two years opening up three of our newer stores in areas that we had no presence. And let me tell you this, we are loved! Our culture and philosophies are a breath of fresh air for these new customers. They love our prices, our service, and our commitment to excellence. These people have been getting gouged for years by our competitors, and they’ve had it! And our board wants to change this? Higher prices? Higher margins, come on, To line some pockets,Please! Don’t take us for fools. These customers flock to our stores like moths to a flame, to get a chance to save, get serviced the way they deserve. And you want to change this? Why? It’s a no brainer.
We’ve all worked too hard and too long to see any of this end.
ATD gave me a chance as a young man to move up, and advance with this great company, and for that I am truly grateful. I’ve passed along all this culture and wisdom to my children, and they are better for it. My family is better for it. Make no mistake about it, we work hard long hours , miss countless family commitments, but sleep well knowing our leader has our backs.
There is no better feeling in the world than punching out knowing you helped someone, somehow. Be it a customer or perhaps a young employee your watching work their way up, and for me there have been many. Anyone that has worked for me knows I’m a little more outspoken then some of our superiors. But we all have our ways.were all merchants, And mine would not be possible without the great leadership and guidance of our leaders: Mr Marsden, Mr Rockwell and all our directors. The one that truly drives me is ATD, he is a great leader, inspiration and the kind of rare human beings that I have ever met. Now, lets unshackle this man, our boss, our leader and kick some butt. let’s continue to do what we do best! Market Basket strong!
38 years of service, and many more to come.