Little Caesars® Promotes Key Leaders

by Katie Lee

Detroit — Little Caesars, the world’s largest privately owned pizza chain, has experienced explosive sales and new unit growth over the last several years, in existing and new countries around the globe. To support this and ongoing growth, Little Caesars’ 18-year CEO Dave Scrivano is promoting Paula Vissing and Ed Gleich to more expansive posts. Vissing, formerly chief operating officer, will now serve as president of Little Caesars global retail. Gleich, formerly chief innovation officer, will serve as president of global services for the brand. They will continue to report to Scrivano, who will remain CEO.

“We have such tremendous talent at Little Caesars, and we’re thrilled to promote from within for these two key roles,” says Scrivano. “Paula has delivered incredible business results both domestically and abroad, and Ed has driven significant global sales growth with game-changing innovations, new products and brand building initiatives improving the guest experience.”

Gleich joined Little Caesars in 2011 as head of marketing. He later served as chief innovation and strategy officer. His experience is deep in the restaurant industry, with key leadership roles at several of the nation’s largest restaurant chains. As president of global services, in addition to innovation, Gleich will oversee many key functions of the business, including U.S. and international supply chain, bakery operations, equipment, restaurant design evolution and automation/engineering.

Vissing joined the company as vice president of purchasing and quality assurance in 2011 and then elevated to senior vice president of international. Under her leadership, Little Caesars experienced the largest period of international growth in the company’s 60+ year history. Later, as COO, she led key global business functions during a time of aggressive expansion and significant sales growth. Vissing has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. As president of Little Caesars global retail, she will continue to oversee restaurants globally, and will add the areas of global marketing and global development to her oversight.

Dave Scrivano will remain in his role as chief executive officer.

Headquartered in Detroit, Little Caesars was founded by Mike and Marian Ilitch in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant. Today, it is the third-largest pizza chain in the world, with restaurants in each of the 50 U.S. states and 27 countries and territories. Little Caesars is part of the Ilitch Companies family of businesses.

SOURCE: Little Caesars Pizza

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