Salata names first chief operating officer Photos courtesy of Salata

Salata names first chief operating officer

Houston-based salad chain promotes Iris Campos

Salata Holdings LLC has promoted Iris Campos to be the salad chain’s first chief operating officer, the company said Monday.

Campos joined the Houston-based company in 2013, and most recently served as executive director of shared services and operations.

“Iris is a seasoned and trusted member of our company, and has played an instrumental role in Salata’s success for the past four years,” said Tony Kyoumjian, Salata co-founder, in a statement. “Campos has shown her dedication to Salata through her willingness to jump in wherever she is needed. We are thrilled to have her join our executive team.”

This year, Salata year entered several new markets, including its first restaurant in Oklahoma City. The brand’s 70 restaurants are also in California, Georgia, Illinois and Texas.

As chief operating officer, Campos will oversee finance, operations, training and development, human resources, real estate and construction, manufacturing, purchasing, product development, vendor relations and information technology, the company said.

Prior to joining Salata as director of human resources, Campos served in human resources roles at KBR, Staffmark and Flexi Compras.

Berge Simonian, Salata CEO and co-founder, said, Campos’ experience “and dedication to the brand, along with her impressive track record of accomplishments, have primed her to lead Salata.”

Salata was founded in 2005, in Houston.

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