DUBLIN, Ohio, May 26, 2016 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — The Wendy’s Company today announced that Todd Penegor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in addition to his current role as President, and that Emil Brolick has retired from management duties with the Company. In October 2015, Brolick announced his intention to retire, with Penegor designated as successor for the President and CEO roles. Penegor has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2013, and has transitioned those responsibilities to Gunther Plosch, who joined the Company earlier this month. Subject to stockholder approval at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders being held later today, Brolick will continue to serve on the Board of Directors, and Penegor will join the Board of Directors.
The Company also announced that Bob Wright, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, will assume leadership responsibilities for the International division on May 30 in addition to his current responsibilities. Wright has been working closely with the International team and franchisees over the past several months, and brings his wealth of operational and general management experience to the International business as it prepares for future growth and expansion in key markets.