Pizza Studio names Panera exec COO

Pizza Studio names Panera exec COO

William “Hank” Simpson will help fast-casual pizza chain grow

Pizza Studio has named William “Hank” Simpson chief operating officer of the 15-unit fast-casual chain, the company said Wednesday.

Simpson, who was senior vice president and chief franchise officer at Panera, joined the fast-casual bakery-café chain in 2002 as director of retail operations and joint venture partner. He later became chief company and joint venture operations officer, as well as chief development officer.

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