McD’s Weick honored with Distinguished Career Achievement award

McD’s Weick honored with Distinguished Career Achievement award

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald’s Corp. [3], has long been viewed by bosses as a key to success at the world’s largest restaurant brand. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

During his 11-year tenure with McDonald’s, Weick has overseen numerous projects, including the development of a global point-of-sale system expected to be in 25,000 restaurants within three years and the rollout of technologies supporting credit and debit payments at all approximately 13,000 U.S. restaurants in less than 18 months. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

“He has been instrumental in leveraging the power of technology to improve our restaurant operations and ultimately enhance our customers’ experience,” says Ralph Alvarez, McDonald’s president and chief operating officer. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

Weick signed on with McDonald’s in 1997 after being general manager of marketing, finance and human resources for Ameritech Corp. Prior to that, he held technology and quality management posts at Kraft Foods. Oak Brook-based McDonald’s owns or franchises to others more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

Former McDonald’s chief executive Jack Greenberg said early in Weick’s tenure that he had “done a fabulous job of transforming technology from a ‘problem’” in some minds “into a business driver.” —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

Weick, 52, notes that standardization, such as the development of a global POS system, helps McDonald’s “accelerate the deployment of new operational capabilities.” —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

McDonald’s fewer but “deeper” technology supplier partnerships betters its business position and lets it “scale ideas more quickly,” the CIO says. He cites such relationships as behind McDonald’s early lead in offering consumers wireless Internet connectivity at many restaurants, including about 9,000 U.S. locations. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

Weick proudly mentions technology used by McDonald’s “to measure the operational performance of restaurants in our top 30 to 40 markets [as seen] from the eyes of our customers.” He adds that the IT department now has “staff from around the world working together to solve common problems.” —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of

A native of Chicago, Weick has an MBA from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University. —FS/TEC Distinguished Career Achievement award winner David Weick, senior vice president and chief information officer of