January 16, 2008 // Franchising.com // - New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. continues along its path of rapid growth and commitment to quality and value as their new Owner and President, Andy Vivian, assumes the lead on October 1, 2007.
Andy Vivian and John Cossey started their 12 year partnership in 1995 when Andy Vivian purchased 50% of New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. After many successful years, John Cossey has sold his shares in the business and Andy Vivian will acquire 100% of New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. As of October 1st 2007, Mr. Vivian will be taking over as both Owner and President.
Andy Vivian has been involved in the pizza industry for over 20 years and maintains a hands-on approach to the operations, purchasing and distribution of New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. Andy started his pizza career with Domino's Pizza International, where he was responsible for setting up distribution centers for the American chain throughout the world.
"New Orleans Pizza Canada interested me in 1995 when I partnered up with John. In the last 12 years our company has gotten stronger and bigger. I am interested in staying the course over the next couple of years. Our company has been making fantastic progress in our existing markets and we have had success in the new markets we enter," says Mr. Vivian. "We will be working on adding new technical components to our company to improve on the efficiencies of our operations and communications within our office and with our franchisees."
As of October 1st 2007, the New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. administration offices will be moving from their present location in Stratford, Ontario, to 404 James St. South St. Marys, Ontario which also houses the New Orleans Pizza distribution center and manufacturing facility where New Orleans Pizza's unique, high quality dough is custom produced.
New Orleans Pizza Canada Inc. started in 1978 and has grown to 72 thriving locations throughout Southwestern Ontario with plans to continue expansion throughout Ontario and into other Canadian Provinces.