LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the
promotions of Robert Thompson to Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Edmond Heelan to Senior Vice President of North American Operations and
Global Operations Support and Training.
"Robert and Edmond are strategic operators who embody the virtues,
beliefs and values of the Papa John's way," said Steve Ritchie,
President and Chief Operating Officer. "Their passion and commitment to
the company are unmatched with a combined tenure of over 31 years. This
dedicated approach aligns with our long-term vision for success in
creating meaningful opportunities for team members."
In his new role, Mr. Thompson will oversee all functions of Papa John's
global marketing. Mr. Thompson first joined Papa John's in 1999 as a
Manager in Operations Accounting and was promoted to various management
positions within the Restaurant Planning and Analysis team. Mr. Thompson
moved to the marketing team in 2004, was promoted to Director in 2007
and Vice President in 2012. He most recently served as Vice President,
Brand Planning and Analysis.
In his new role, Mr. Heelan will oversee all corporate and franchise
operations as well as global operations support and training. Mr. Heelan
joined Papa John's in 2000 as Training Coordinator and progressed
through the Operations Support and Training department to People
Services Consultant in 2001. He then moved to Director of Operations in
2003, Director of New Product Implementation in 2008, Senior Director,
Global Operations Support and Training in 2011, and most recently served
as Vice President Corporate Operations and Global Operations Support &
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 14 of the past 16 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in
customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl 50. For more
information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papajohns,
Twitter at twitter.com/papajohns,
YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Instagram at instagram.com/papajohns,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza,
and Vine at vine.co/papajohns.
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical
facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Part I. Item 1A. - Risk Factors" of the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2014.
We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or
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Papa John's International, Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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