Panera names Drew Madsen president

Panera names Drew Madsen president

Bakery-café operator also appoints Ken Koziol as executive vice president

Panera Bread Co. has named Drew Madsen president and Ken Koziol executive vice president, effective May 11.

Madsen will report directly to chairman and CEO Ron Shaich and will oversee the core business, while Shaich focuses on broader strategy and growth initiatives, Panera said in a press release Monday.

Madsen previously spent nine years as president and chief operating officer of Darden Restaurants Inc. Before that, he was president of Darden’s Olive Garden chain, a

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