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BK hires Jack exec to oversee U.S. co. units

MIAMI Burger King Corp. said it has hired former Jack in the Box vice president of operations Gladys DeClouet to oversee its company-owned restaurants in the United States and Canada.

DeClouet will take over as senior vice president of North American company operations from Dave Gagnon, who announced he was leaving the company at the end of the fiscal year. DeClouet will report to Chuck Fallon, president of BK North America.

At Jack in the Box, DeClouet was responsible for more than 900 company-operated restaurants. She also oversaw the company units of a sister chain, the Quickstuff convenience store concept. Earlier, DeClouet worked for British Petroleum Inc. and served as an engineer with Conoco Inc.

Fallon said in a statement that DeClouet would oversee the company’s ongoing reimaging efforts.

DeClouet has a master's in business administration in finance and investment banking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University.

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