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Karns Foods Promotes Third-Gen Family Members

Karns Foods, a 10-store establishment serving communities across the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, has appointed three family members to its executive team as CEO, president and chief HR officer.

As the company enters a new era of growth and innovation, these appointments highlight its commitment to tradition, excellence in service and the future.

Andrea Karns assumes the role of CEO.  With a passion for the company’s tradition, she brings the insights, vision and drive to continue Karns Foods’ commitment to supporting the local region through quality foods and community partnerships.

Mathew Rudderow steps into the position of president, marking a new chapter for Karns Foods. Drawing upon his operations and procurement experience, he is prepared to lead the company with a focus on innovation, technology and sustained growth.

Completing the trio of family members in leadership roles is Megan Karns, who assumes the role of chief human resources officer. With a commitment to supporting Karns Foods’ most valuable asset – its people – she will leverage her expertise in human resources to foster a culture of inclusion, development and excellence.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrea, Mat and Megan to their new roles within the Karns Foods’ leadership team,” said Board Chairman Scott Karns, also a member of the Karns family. “Their unwavering dedication to Karns’ legacy, combined with their diverse skills and fresh perspectives, will undoubtedly push our company to new heights of success.”

The appointment of these family members to key leadership positions signifies a commitment to continuity, tradition and innovation at Karns Foods.

With a shared vision and a united sense of purpose, the third-generation family members are set to lead the company into a bright future, while staying true to its core values and commitment to serving the customers and communities of the Harrisburg region.

About Karns Foods

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Karns Foods was opened in 1959 by David Karns. The company is still family owned and operated,y with 10 locations throughout Cumberland, York, Perry and Dauphin counties. Karns Foods prides itself on offering shoppers a full-service meat and seafood department, premium bakery, local produce and dry goods in a community focused environment.

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