Former Delhaize America CEO Ron Hodge Joins CLYNK Board of Directors

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CLYNK Expands Board to Six Members

“Ron is an accomplished business leader and an experienced board member in both the public and nonprofit sectors,” said Clayton Kyle, Chief Executive Officer of CLYNK.

The Board of Directors of CLYNK today announced the appointment of Ronald C. Hodge as an independent director of the company, effective immediately. Mr. Hodge retired as CEO Delhaize America in 2012, having served in that role for three years. Prior, he held a long career as CEO of Hannaford Supermarkets, in Portland, Maine.

Mr. Hodge will also be a member the company’s Advisory Board, a subcommittee of the Board that meets more frequently and often interacts with senior management.

With the appointment of Hodge, CLYNK's board consists of 6 members, 2 of whom are independent including: Greg Powell, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dexter Enterprises; Kevin Gillis, President of Kenilworth, Inc.; Barry Goldy, former CEO of Goldy Food Sales; and Peter Michaud, Former President of the Clearview Division of Snyder-Lance and prior CEO of Michaud Distributors. Peter was previously the only independent Board member. Clayton Kyle, CLYNK CEO, resides on the Board.

“Ron is an accomplished business leader and an experienced board member in both the public and nonprofit sectors,” said Clayton Kyle, Chief Executive Officer of CLYNK. “His addition to the Board at this time in CLYNK’s evolution will be critical to helping the company meet its growth objectives.”

In addition to serving as CEO, Mr. Hodge served in various other leadership roles during his 32-year career at Hannaford. In New York, Hodge served as the Chairman of the New York State Food Merchants Association and on the Boards of several Community Agencies, as well as Chairing the Northeastern New York United Way Campaign in 1995. He was selected as New York's Capital Region's Citizen of the Year in 1996. After returning to Maine in 1997, he served on the Board of Trustees of Maine Medical Center and on the Board of Directors of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and was chosen as Maine's Humanitarian of the Year in 2005. Hodge now serves as a Director on Park City Group's Board, on Schnucks Supermarkets Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of GlobalWorx, Inc. Mr. Hodge has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

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Founded in 2006, CLYNK is one of the fastest growing bottle redemption services in the country, processing under patented technology, over 900 million containers since inception. With this technology, CLYNK is a true disruptor combining bottle redemption and traffic driving capabilities on behalf of its retail partners. Unlike any other bottle redemption service worldwide, CLYNK offers a convenient and easy bag-drop system at retail that eliminates waiting in line, manual count, material separation, and reduces fraud; all concerns which have historically dampened redemption participation and customer satisfaction. CLYNK is also the only bottle redemption system that allows customers to create a personal account, accumulate a balance and use funds at their discretion (for cash, groceries or electronic donations to local charities). Headquartered in Maine, the company currently operates in Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine and New York, and has licensed technology in both Oregon and New Brunswick, CA. To learn more visit

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