WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2014--
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that its Board
of Directors has appointed Anthony N. (“Tony”) Thompson, age 47, as
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2014. Mr.
Thompson is expected to be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors
in the near future.
James H. Morgan, age 66, will continue to serve the Company on a
full-time basis as its Executive Chairman.
Mr. Thompson joins the Company from Papa John’s International, Inc.,
where he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Thompson is a highly respected professional with more than 25 years
of food service, grocery products and beverage experience. At Papa
John’s, he previously held the positions of Executive Vice President,
Global Operations; Executive Vice President, North American Operations;
Senior Vice President, PJ Food Service; and Vice President, QCC
Operations. Prior to joining Papa John’s in 2006, Mr. Thompson worked
for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for six years as Plant Manager,
Director of Marysville Operations and Director of Lawn and Controls
Operations. Before joining the Scotts Company, he spent four years with
Conagra Grocery Products Company and seven years in various roles with
Gulf Coast Coca Cola.
Executive Chairman Jim Morgan commented: “All of us in the Krispy Kreme
family are excited to have Tony Thompson joining us as our Chief
Executive Officer and President. Tony’s background, accomplishments,
professionalism and commitment to excellence all are a perfect
complement to the culture, mission and values of Krispy Kreme. I am
confident that Tony is the ideal leader to guide our Company to even
greater success in the coming years and, personally, I am greatly
looking forward to working with him.”
Tony Thompson commented: “In Krispy Kreme, I found the right combination
of culture, an iconic brand, and a shared long-term vision. I am excited
and feel privileged to become part of the Krispy Kreme family as we work
together on the journey to the next level of worldwide growth of this
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of
premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its
signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC,
the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting
coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme shops can be
found in over 800 locations in more than 20 countries around the world.
Connect with us at www.krispykreme.com.
Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
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