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Wendy's elevates executive leadership assignments

Staff writer |
Dublin, Oh., USA - December 18, 2014, Dublin, Oh., USA - The Wendy's Company, a fast food chain restaurant, announced several changes to executive assignments among members of the current senior leadership team.

Todd Penegor, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and International.

Mr. Penegor will maintain his existing responsibilities for Finance, Development, and Information Technology, and will also take on additional oversight of the Company's International division, in partnership with International President, Darrell van Ligten.

Mr. Penegoris a seasoned business leader with prior international and executive experience, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Kellogg's Europe operations and President of U.S. Snacks.

Robert Wright, Chief Operations Officer, has also been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, maintaining his existing responsibilities for company and franchise restaurant operations.

Mr. Wright joined the Company in December 2013 and has served as Chief Operations Officer of the Company since March 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wright served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Charley’s Grilled Subs from December 2010 to December 2013.

Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Company and Franchise Operations at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. from January 2008 to August 2010.

Previously, Mr. Wright worked for 10 years at Wendy’s International in various corporate roles, including as Franchise Area Director from 1998 to 2000, as Director of Area Operations from 2000 to 2005, as President of Cafe Express, LLC from 2005 to 2006, and as Vice President of Operations and Training Integration from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to joining Wendy’s International, Mr. Wright worked as a Senior Franchise Consultant at Domino’s Pizza from 1993 to 1998.

The Company also announced that Craig Bahner, Chief Marketing Officer, will step down early next year.

Brandon Solano, Chief Marketing Officer (Designate), will succeed Mr. Bahner as Chief Marketing Officer following an orderly transition of duties.


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