Focus Brands taps Bales as Cinnabon prexy

ATLANTA Multiconcept operator Focus Brands Inc. said Tuesday that Gary Bales, president of the company's Carvel chain, will take on the additional role of president of Cinnabon.

Bales replaces Geoff Hill, who will become vice president of Roark Capital Group, Focus Brands’ private-equity parent company, effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Russ Umphenour, Focus Brands’ president and chief executive, said Bales’ “terrific track record of success with Carvel and

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