Dunkin' Donuts hires former McDonald's exec

by Eric Schroeder
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David Hoffman has been named president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective Oct. 3.
 

CANTON, Mass. — David Hoffman, a longtime executive with McDonald’s Corp., has been named president of Dunkin’ Donuts US and Canada, effective Oct. 3. Hoffman will succeed Paul Twohig who, as previously announced, is retiring and will stay with the company through the end of the first quarter 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. In his new position, Hoffman will be responsible for Dunkin’ Donuts operations and marketing in the United States and Canada, as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

Hoffman will report to Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, and will serve on the Dunkin’ Brands Leadership Team.

Hoffman began his career with McDonald’s as a crew member while in high school and later re-joined the company – after receiving a master’s degree in business administration – through its management training program. After holding a series of field operations positions, he moved to the corporate office where he held leadership positions in numerous key functions, including strategy and insights, development, training, operations and supply chain. Since 2008, when he was named vice president of strategy and franchising in Japan, Hoffman has held general management positions covering a range of international markets, including Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently he added several European markets to his portfolio as president of high growth markets. Prior to McDonald’s, Hoffman worked for Arthur Andersen.

“Dave is a proven leader with a wealth of quick-service restaurant and franchising experience, and a solid track record of delivering growth in a wide range of economic and competitive environments,” Travis said. “His financial and industry expertise, combined with his strong talent development skills and experience using digital technologies to enhance the restaurant experience, makes him uniquely positioned to help accelerate Dunkin’ Donuts’ strategic expansion in the US. His appointment also further solidifies our Leadership Team and supports our succession planning efforts as we work to position the company for long-term growth.”

Hoffman received a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Indiana Univ. and a master’s degree in business administration from the Univ. of Chicago. 

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