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Dunkin’ Brands appoints board member

Former Wendy’s and Arby’s leader joins coffee chain

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. named Roland Smith to its board of directors.

Smith served as president and CEO of The Wendy’s Company and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. as well as CEO of Office Depot Inc.

"Roland is a veteran public company CEO with experience in a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, quick-service restaurants, and grocery and specialty retail stores,” Travis said of the West Point graduate via release.

“His track record of delivering strong business results, including growing revenue and increasing operating profit, as well as his more than 30 years spent heading up complex, global companies, will greatly benefit Dunkin' Brands as we work to position both our brands for success.”

The chain also appointed Jason Maceda to senior vice president of Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada.

Maceda is a 19-year Dunkin’ vet and most recently served as the company’s VP of U.S. Financial Planning and Corporate Real Estate.

"During his tenure with Dunkin' Brands, Jason has contributed greatly to our success. He has a strategic financial mind but has never confined himself to a traditional financial role in the corporate office,” said chairman and CEO, Nigel Travis via statement. “He has also served as business partner to our operations teams, both Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts, and has been actively engaged in the field and the day-to-day business of the restaurants." 

Dunkin’ Brands is based in Canton, Mass. and is currently distributed in more than 60 countries.

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