BOSTON-BASED UNO'S HIRES EXPERIENCED LAMOTHE TO HEAD UP UNO FOODS
Boston, Mass., June 8, 2011 - Boston-based Uno's welcomes Mark Lamothe to its executive leadership team as president of Uno Foods. Uno Foods is the retail division of Uno's that produces refrigerated and frozen Uno-branded and private-label Deep Dish and Artisan Crust pizzas, entrees and appetizers sold in grocery and club stores, as well as foodservice products sold in airports, movie theatres, hotels, travel plazas, schools and stadiums.
"Mark brings a coach-like attitude to the company. He is a great motivator and goal-setter," said Frank Guidara, chief executive officer. "He has created and launched special brands for past companies, and while doing so has looked at what the consumer needs and wants. That is the exact philosophy that guides all of Uno's."
Mr. Lamothe is an experienced leader with over 20 years of branded package goods experience, serving as president and chief operating officer of High Liner Foods and president of the Mrs. Friday's division of Gorton's Seafood, both leading frozen seafood brands. Mark joins Uno's from Good Harbor Fillet, a leading brand and private-label frozen seafood manufacturer.
"Uno's has such a great reputation for its food that it's a pleasure to be selected to lead this important growth area for the company," says Lamothe. "Uno Foods has grown from being just an idea in the basement of our Boston Kenmore Square location to a product that people look for in their grocery stores. I look forward to building upon that success and being a part of the Uno family."
Lamothe graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing and received his Master's degree in management from Kellogg University. He currently lives in Beverly, Mass., with his wife, Gail, and has three children.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, with 28 locations and approximately 1,700 employees within the state, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes over 150 company-owned and franchised restaurants located in 24 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. UNO's mission is to deliver intensely flavorful, delicious and nutritious food in an environment of heartfelt hospitality, and was named America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health magazine. The Company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Dué Go, a quick service concept called Uno Express and a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theatres, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and Uno branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.