CiCi's names new vp-ops

COPPELL Texas CiCi's Pizza, the 600-unit pizza buffet chain, has promoted two executives to new positions.

Kyle Smith, formerly director of operations, was promoted to vice president of operations. Steve Hawter, previously director of training, was named vice president of training.

"CiCi's Pizza is experiencing an outstanding year, and both of these individuals played a critical role in that success," said Craig Moore, president and chief executive of CiCi's Pizza, which is based here. "These individuals have been vital in the development and execution of our long-term strategy, and will continue to lead their respective teams to category leadership."