Arby’s® Appoints Several Executives to New Leadership Positions
National Restaurant Chain Strengthens Leadership Team at Support Center in Atlanta
ATLANTA, February 28, 2013 – Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of four executives at the company’s world headquarters in Sandy Springs, GA.
“We’re thrilled to be able to reward the achievement and skills of some well-deserving, tenured and high-performing team members,” said Hala Moddelmog, Arby’s President. “We are very excited about these role changes and the addition of new talent to the Arby’s team.”
Nils Okeson was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. As part of this newly expanded role, Nils will continue to serve as Arby’s General Counsel and will also assume responsibility for Human Resources.
George Condos will continue to serve as Arby’s Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, he will now also lead Business Development, including architecture and design, franchise development, real estate and construction.
Jo Ann Herold was promoted to Vice President, Brand Communications and PR, and will lead the Communications and Public Relations department. In this role, Jo Ann will continue Arby’s efforts to enhance both the quality and the quantity of external and employee communications. Jo Ann will also continue to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Arby’s Foundation.
Finally, Len Van Popering was promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Development and Innovation. Since joining the brand five years ago, Len has dramatically improved Arby’s new product process, leading to a tripling of the output of product development for the restaurants.
About Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,400 restaurants system wide. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, slow-roasted and thinly sliced in store daily, Arby’s is also known for its deli-style Market Fresh® line of sandwiches and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. In 2011, Arby’s introduced Ultimate Angus, a premium, 100% Black Angus beef featured in freshly prepared sandwiches. In 2012, Arby’s launched a line of premium turkey sandwiches called Hot Turkey Roasters. To learn more about Arby’s, please visit www.Arbys.com.