ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Aug. 13, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) announced today that Stan Gage, 47, vice president of the company's Americas region for international operations, has been named Executive Vice President – Team USA, succeeding Steve Akinboro, who is considering purchasing a franchise with the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.
Gage will report to Patrick Doyle, Domino's president and CEO, and will be leading the network of 376 company-owned stores throughout the United States.
"Stan is a proven, results-oriented leader with nearly three decades of Domino's experience, spanning domestic operations, training and international," said Doyle. "To me, Stan is a terrific example of our commitment to providing opportunities for great people in the Domino's system. He's never shied away from a challenge and I'm looking forward to handing the reins of Team USA over to him."
Domino's is a company of opportunity, in which 90 percent of the company's U.S. store owners started as delivery drivers or in another in-store position. Gage's experience is similar. In 1985, he started as a part-time driver in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. From there, he went on to become a store manager, supervisor, training director and corporate operations director.
Over the years, he took on a number of increasingly-challenging roles. He led both our domestic and international training divisions and served as vice president for three regions: the Midwest, Europe and, most recently, the Americas, overseeing operations in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska and Hawaii.
Stan and his family reside in Plymouth, Michigan.
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 11,000 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $8.0 billion in 2013, comprised of nearly $3.8 billion in the U.S. and over $4.2 billion internationally. In the second quarter of 2014, Domino's had global retail sales of over $2.0 billion, comprised of $0.9 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is made up of franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the second quarter of 2014. The emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's generate approximately 40% of U.S. sales from its digital channels in 2013, as well as reach an estimated $3 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino's recently launched its ordering app for iPad®, adding to an existing ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the smartphone market. In June 2014, Domino's debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps, a true technology first within both traditional and e-commerce retail.
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