Welcome!

News Feed Item

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc./

In the news release, Dunkin' Brands Appoints Two New Vice Presidents To Support Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Franchisees, issued 04-Apr-2014 by Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence, second paragraph should read, "reporting directly to Weldon Spangler, Vice President of Operations for Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada." rather than, "reporting directly to Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Dunkin' Brands Appoints Two New Vice Presidents To Support Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Franchisees

CANTON, Mass., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced  two executive promotions: Lou Beccarelli, Regional Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC; and Rick Woods, Vice President, Baskin-Robbins Operations U.S. and Canada.

DUNKIN' BRANDS, INC. LOGO.

Lou Beccarelli, Regional Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, will be responsible for providing support to Dunkin' Donuts franchisees and field teams throughout the region, reporting directly to Weldon Spangler, Vice President of Operations for Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Beccarelli has spent 23 years with Dunkin' Brands and has served in a variety of roles within Operations, Development and Operating Systems for both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Most recently Lou served as Senior Director, Multi-Brand Operating Systems, overseeing the operations of all Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Combo locations in the U.S. In this position Lou played a pivotal role in improving sales, operations and the overall guest experience in more than 1,100 Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Combo restaurants. In 2013, Lou also had responsibility for overseeing Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Rick Woods,Vice President, Baskin-Robbins Operations U.S. & Canada, will lead the U.S. and Canada Baskin-Robbins Field Operations team and directly supervise the regional Operations Directors.  Mr. Woods will also assume responsibility for Business Development, reporting directly to Bill Mitchell, President, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins China, Japan and Korea.  Prior to this new role, Mr. Woods served two different roles at Dunkin' Brands as Senior Director of Operations for Baskin-Robbins and as Operations Director for Dunkin' Donuts.  Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, he held senior operations positions at Mapco Express and Papa John's.

"On behalf of Dunkin' Brands, I congratulate Lou Beccarelli and Rick Woods on their well-deserved new roles and responsibilities," said Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO. "Dunkin' Brands is committed to operational excellence and supporting the growth and profitability of our franchisees around the world. Lou and Rick will help us continue to serve the needs of the business, focus on our strategic initiatives, and drive strong results across the brand."

About Dunkin' Brands

With more than 18,000 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 fiscal 2013, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included nearly 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and 7,300 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

Logo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/NE07970LOGO

SOURCE Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the...
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Apache Hadoop is a key technology for gaining business insights from your Big Data, but the penetration into enterprises is shockingly low. In fact, Apache Hadoop and Big Data proponents recognize that this technology has not yet achieved its game-changing business potential. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, John Mertic, director of program management for ODPi at The Linux Foundation, will explain why this is, how we can work together as an open data community to increase adoption, and the i...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software sec...
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, showed how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningful f...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridharabalan, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc., will focus on key challenges in building an Internet of Things solution infrastructure. He will shed light on efficient ways of defining interactions within IoT solutions, leading to cost and time reduction. He will also introduce ways to handle data and how one can develop IoT solutions that are lean, flexible and configurable, thus making IoT infrastructure agile and scalable.