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The Wendy's Co. names Keven Vasconi as chief information officer.

Wendy’s names Kevin Vasconi chief information officer

Executive joins quick-service burger restaurant from Domino’s Pizza

The Wendy’s Co. has named Kevin Vasconi as chief information officer, the company said Monday.

The Dublin, Ohio-based burger brand said Vasconi, 59, most recently served as chief information officer and vice president at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino’s Pizza Inc., a position from which he retired earlier this month.

WEndy's CIO Kevin Vasconi 200.jpgThe company said Vasconi, left, will assume responsibility for all aspects of Wendy’s global technology efforts, including consumer-facing digital, restaurant technology, enterprise architecture and technology and information security.

A Wendy’s spokesperson said this is a new role that includes responsibility for all aspects of Wendy’s global technology efforts. Vasconi will report to Todd Penegor, Wendy’s president and CEO.

“Digital technology is a critical growth driver for Wendy’s today and will be in the future,” Penegor said in a statement. "Kevin Vasconi is an ideal leader to join our organization and help us advance to the next level. We are confident that his industry-leading experience will help to accelerate the growth we have already seen across technology channels in 2020.”

Prior to Domino’s, Vasconi served in technology roles at Stanley Black & Decker and the Ford Motor Co.

“It's incredibly exciting to join The Wendy’s Co. in this next chapter of my career,” Vasconi said. “The great potential for technology transformation at Wendy’s, combined with the brand's 50-year heritage for quality and innovation tell me that the future is bright at Wendy’s.”

Wendy’s, founded in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, has more than 6,800 restaurants worldwide.

Update Oct. 19, 2020: This story has been edited to include a company spokesperson's comment.

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