WILMINGTON- The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain has announced that Bob Rubin has been named interim president.
In his new role, Rubin will oversee all operations of the Hermitage Inn Real Estate Holding Company which includes the Hermitage Club, the Hermitage Golf Course, our hospitality venues and real estate development. Senior management will now report directly to Rubin.
In a release issued Friday, Hermitage Club founder and owner Jim Barnes said “Bob has been my right hand man since we reopened the ski mountain together seven seasons ago and he has been an instrumental leader within our organization. Having Bob lead the day to day operation makes total sense and will allow for me to focus on strategic plans that require my undivided attention.”
Barnes said the strategic plans he's focusing on includes the negotiation of a deal with club members for partial ownership of the club. “That's my main focus, and it needs my full attention to detail.”
Barnes said he expects a deal with club members in the next 30 to 60 days.
Barnes said Hermitage Club employees and members can expect continuity. “Not much will change,” Barnes said. “The employees who reported to me will now report to Bob, and he'll be here on a daily basis to make sure members' needs and concerns are addressed.”
Rubin has been a key club official as far back as 2005, when the development's previous owner, Bob Foisie, first purchased Haystack ski area from Mount Snow to create the Haystack Club. As Haystack Club Vice President, Rubin, who had previously served as president of Dover's Greensprings condominium development, helped plan the construction of the private resort. As Hermitage Club Vice President of Construction and Development, Rubin has continued to implement the build-out of the resort.
“I’m glad to be able to offer my experience and management to the Hermitage and look forward to continue working with all of our great employees who have worked tirelessly to make the club a one of a kind place,” Rubin said in Friday's release.