Today, Roasters named Tri-Cities native Derek Tonn as president and CEO of the 14-location coffee chain.
Tonn will take the helm at Roasters after a successful 15-year career at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) where he served in various roles, most recently as a financial specialist. Tonn received both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and his Master of Business Administration from Washington State University.
Tonn replaces founder Wes Heyden in leading Roasters. Heyden announced earlier this month that he was stepping down from his role as CEO and has transferred daily operations to Tonn and his holdings to a management trust operated by Aaron Hovivian at Collaborative Team Management. Heyden will no longer play a role in Roasters.