Gainor joined IDQ in 2003 as chief supply chain officer and was promoted to president and CEO in 2008.
“John has done everything I hoped for — and more — in accelerating IDQ’s growth in the US and internationally,” said Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., parent company of IDQ. “I thank him for both that and for the development of an outstanding successor, Troy Bader.”
“IDQ is a strong company with a history of great leadership,” Bader said. “I am honored to be entrusted to lead IDQ and to continue to represent the iconic Dairy Queen brand. I look forward to working with our worldwide team of dedicated employees, franchisees and vendors to grow the brand even further through the delivery of exceptional products, great service and memorable experiences for our fans throughout the world.”