Fred Thimm
Fred Thimm

Having Words With: Fred Thimm

Vice president and COO of Hard Rock International on the company's future

Industry veteran Fred Thimm held such top-level positions as chief operating officer at The Palm and president of Stoney River Legendary Steaks before being named vice president and COO of corporate cafe operations at Hard Rock International in January 2013.

Hard Rock, an Orlando, Fla.-based brand with foodservice, hotel, retail and casino locations around the world, has a global reach and an immediately recognizable brand, which helped to make the job so appealing, he said.

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