LOUISVILLE Ky. Yum! Brands Inc. has appointed 12-year company veteran Roger Eaton chief operating and development officer-designate. Eaton, 47, will replace Peter Hearl, 55, who said he would retire from the Taco Bell and KFC parent at the end of March. A 17-year veteran of Yum, Hearl assumed his current position 13 months ago.
Eaton, senior vice president and managing director of Yum Restaurants International South Pacific since 2000, also has ser