KKD: 5 Things to Know About New Krispy Kreme CEO Tony Thompson

by Christopher Freeburn | May 14, 2014 12:50 pm

KKD: 5 Things to Know About New Krispy Kreme CEO Tony Thompson

On Tuesday, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD[1]) tapped Anthony N. “Tony” Thompson[2] to succeed James H. Morgan as the new Krispy Kreme CEO and president.

Restaurant Fast Food Krispy Kreme 300x222 KKD: 5 Things to Know About New Krispy Kreme CEO Tony Thompson[3]According to a statement, Morgan will remain as KKD’s executive chairman.

Here are 5 things to know about New Krispy Kreme CEO Tony Thompson:

  1. Tony Thomson is 47-years-old.
  2. He was formerly president and COO at Papa John’s International (PZZA[4]).
  3. Thompson has worked in the food service, beverage and grocery businesses for 25 years.
  4. Prior to Papa John’s, Thompson worked at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG[5]), Conagra Grocery Products (CAG[6]) and Gulf Coast Coca-Cola (KO[7]).
  5. KKD expects to appoint Thompson to its board of directors soon.

KKD stock climbed almost 2% in Wednesday mid-day trading. Krispy Kreme stock closed at $18.10 a share on Tuesday.

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Endnotes:
  1. KKD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KKD
  2. tapped Anthony N. “Tony” Thompson: http://hotnews.krispykreme.com/press-release/corporate/krispy-kreme-appoints-tony-thompson-president-and-chief-executive-officer
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Restaurant-Fast-Food-Krispy-Kreme.jpg
  4. PZZA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PZZA
  5. SMG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SMG
  6. CAG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CAG
  7. KO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KO
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