CANTON, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 17,000 restaurants in 60 countries around the world, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced the appointment of Chuck Jolley to the position of Vice President, International Integration and Franchisee Profitability. In this role, he will be responsible for the integration strategy of Dunkin' Brands' international teams, working with the brand's international partners to drive franchisee profitability. Jolley will report to Giorgio Minardi, President, Dunkin' Brands International.
Jolley joins Dunkin' Brands from Autogrill, a leading owner of food and beverage restaurants in Europe, where he served as General Manager for Eastern Europe, overseeing strategic development throughout the region. Prior to Autogrill, he worked for Burger King Europe, where he managed an 80-person region-wide Finance team, overseeing 2,500 franchised-owned restaurants in 29 European countries. Jolley also worked for Hewlett-Packard Corporation for 12 years in various executive leadership positions, most recently as Vice President & General Manager, where he led the leasing business in the Asia Pacific region headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
Jolley earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics (cum laude) from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
In addition to the appointment of Mr. Jolley, Dunkin' Brands today announced three promotions within the company to support continued international growth for both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. These include:
- Jo-ming Tung has been promoted from Managing Director, Greater China for Baskin-Robbins to Vice President, Greater China for Dunkin' Brands.
- John Varghese has been promoted from Vice President, Baskin Robbins International to Vice President, Middle East and Southeast Asia and Australia for Dunkin' Brands.
- Carlos Vidal has been promoted from Managing Director, Europe/Middle East/India for Dunkin' Donuts to Vice President, Europe and India for Dunkin' Brands.
All three will have direct responsibility for the operations and store development of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins within their regions. They will each report directly to Mr. Minardi.
"Dunkin' Brands continues to strategically expand the presence of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outside of the United States, delivering a consistent, but culturally relevant, brand experience for millions of international customers. Adding proven international leaders in key regions throughout the world is a key part of our plan to accelerate the growth of our business worldwide and provide even better support for our franchisees," said Giorgio Minardi, President, Dunkin' Brands International. "We are pleased to welcome Chuck Jolley to Dunkin' Brands, and congratulate Jo-ming Tung, John Varghese and Carlos Vidal on their new positions as well."
About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 17,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the second quarter 2012, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and nearly 7,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. For the full-year 2011, the company had franchisee-reported sales of approximately $8.3 billion. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.
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