ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized leader in pizza delivery, announced today that Robert A. VanRenterghem will join the company as Vice President, Product Management in its Supply Chain Services Division effective May 28, 2013. VanRenterghem comes to Domino's Pizza from Gordon Food Service (GFS) where he held several senior manager positions in Procurement and Product Management as well as Merchandising and Product Marketing, supporting seven regional divisions and 13 U.S. Distribution Centers.
VanRenterghem brings more than 20 years' professional experience to his role, having served in multiple leadership roles at Gordon Food Service, Kraft Foods Pizza Division, and Steelcase Inc. He will be responsible for directing the Supply Chain Purchasing, Commodities, Inventory Management, Quality Assurance and Safety Teams. He will manage product strategy, oversee negotiations on national purchasing contracts as well drive cost reduction initiatives. VanRenterghem will report directly to John Macksood, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Services.
Domino's Supply Chain division sells and delivers food and equipment to over 5,000 company and franchise-owned stores throughout the U.S. and Canada via 23 Supply Chain Centers, one specialized thin crust dough manufacturing facility, one vegetable processing facility and our Equipment and Supply Center.
"Rob's significant experience in both Marketing and Supply Chain will bring a unique aptitude and fresh perspective to help our division ensuring we continue to find new ways to drive improvement in operations through reduced operating and purchasing costs," said John Macksood. "He will be actively involved in our strategic long term planning and working with Franchisees, regional vice presidents, and supply chain directors to create value and innovation for our stores."
Rob holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Hope College in Holland, MI. He and his wife Cynthia will be relocating to the Ann Arbor area from Grand Rapids, MI along with their four children.
About Domino's Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,200 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $7.4 billion in 2012, comprised of over $3.5 billion in the U.S. and nearly $3.9 billion internationally. In the fourth quarter of 2012, Domino's had global retail sales of nearly $2.4 billion, comprised of approximately $1.1 billion in the U.S. and $1.3 billion internationally. Its system is largely made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the fourth quarter of 2012. Domino's reached the unprecedented $1 billion mark in U.S. digital sales during the one-year time period from April 2011 to April 2012. Its emphasis on new technology has helped drive the emergence of Domino's ordering apps for Kindle Fire, Android™ and iPhone® – which now cover over 80% of the smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino's established itself as a player in the Pan Pizza market with the launch of its Handmade Pan Pizza, featuring fresh, never-frozen dough, in October 2012.
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