The most prominent face of Sonoma County’s Oliver’s Markets, Tom Scott, has announced his retirement from the business. Owner Steve Maass will return to daily operations in September. Scott has been with the company since 1989, joining just after the first store opened in Cotati.
Scott’s big presence and big personality extended beyond the daily operations to serving on several non-profit boards in the community including Community First Credit Union, Santa Rosa Community Health Center and the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. He was also instrumental in guiding the store’s house brands of wine, along with the newly-opened Tavern Off the Green in Windsor.
“I have worked in the grocery business in one way or another for over 40 years,” Tom explains. “My wife and I want to travel and have flexibility at this point in our lives. I am ready for the next chapter.”
“We have worked side by side for 26 years,” Oliver’s Market Owner and President Steve Maass said. “I have relied on Tom’s guidance and leadership through all of our challenges and triumphs. He has also been an excellent ambassador for Oliver’s in the community. He will be greatly missed.”