Del Taco Restaurants promoted company veteran Chad Gretzema to chief operating officer, a newly created leadership role for the quick-serve Mexican chain.

Chad Gretzema Del TacoGretzema has been with Del Taco since 2012, most recently serving as senior vice president, strategic planning and innovation. He previously served as Del Taco’s senior vice president, operations support and engagement.

Earlier in his career, Gretzema held positions in operations, training, and marketing at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Phoenix Children’s Academy, Noodles & Company, and Oscar Mayer Foods.