Tony Thompson, Lance Tucker and Tim O’Hern move to new positions
Papa John’s International Inc. has announced the promotion of three longtime executives: Tony Thompson, Lance Tucker and Tim O’Hern.
Thompson was elevated to chief operating officer from his role as executive vice president of global operations. He retains his other post as president of PJ Foodservice, the nearly 4,000-unit pizza chain’s commissary subsidiary. He will report to Papa John’s founder and chief executive, John Schnatter.
“Tony has been a tremendous asset to the entire Papa John’s system,” Schnatter said in a statement. “His leadership, vision and drive have helped the company achieve tremendous results over the past 18 months and have helped position the company for long-term success.”
Tucker, the chain’s chief financial officer and treasurer, picked up the additional title of chief administrative officer. He will oversee the company’s corporate communications and legal functions, which had been handled by Chris Sternberg, who left the company for private practice earlier this year.
O’Hern was promoted from senior vice president of development to chief development officer. He will report to Thompson, while Tucker will continue to report to Schnatter.
“Lance and Tim have played integral roles in the growth and success of Papa John’s for nearly two decades,” Schnatter said. “I am confident in their abilities to keep moving the company forward as we continue to focus on accelerated unit growth and strong unit economics.”
Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John’s is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings after the market closes Tuesday.