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Ex Home Depot exec named new HoneyBaked VP, HR


ATLANTA — Former Home Depot executive Michael Esposito has joined HoneyBaked as its new VP, human resources, a newly created position. Esposito previously served as director of associate relations for the Home Depot’s northern division.

“Michael brings an appreciation for the uniqueness of the HoneyBaked brand, a passion for people and an absolute alignment with our core values,” said Chuck Bengochea, CEO of HoneyBaked. “With him, I am confident we have found a strong leader for our team member strategies and look forward to Michael’s contributions across the organization.”

Esposito is a board member of the American Red Cross of Georgia, and serves as co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta and has a master’s degree from both Kent State University and the Ohio State University. Esposito earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2008 and is a board member of the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

“HoneyBaked is a great place to work and its associates are best known for their exceptional customer service,” said Esposito. “As the company grows, my goal is to help HoneyBaked associates realize their full potential and reach their career goals.”

A native of East Rockaway, New York, Esposito moved to Atlanta in 2006 and now lives in Marietta with his wife, Ann, and their two children.

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