Industry vet promoted to new position. 

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. promoted Timothy Sharp to vice president of operations from senior director of operations and area development. Sharp will now manage an operations team focused on system wide sales.

Sharp joined Dickey's in 2008. Prior to that he worked for several restaurant chains, including Cracker Barrel, Chevy's Fresh Mex and California Pizza Kitchen.

Dickey's Barbecue added more than 66 stores last year and plans to add 100 new locations nationwide in 2012, according to a company release.