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CKE Promotes Dunion to COO Amid other Operational Updates

CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, updated its operating structure to combine restaurant operations and supply chain under John Dunion, a 25-year company veteran. As part of this reorganization, Dunion was promoted to CKE’s chief operating officer from chief supply chain officer.

John D CKE Environmental Portraits hsMost recently, Dunion served as CKE’s chief supply chain officer. He joined the company in 1996 as vice president of purchasing and was promoted to senior vice president of purchasing two years later. Dunion has held progressive management roles in the company, including chief administrative officer. Before joining CKE, Dunion held management roles at Unigate Restaurants, Jack in the Box and Taco Bell Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pennsylvania State University.

To further round out the operations team, CKE appointed Brian Cassidy senior vice president – Carl’s Jr. operations overseeing both company and franchise operations. Cassidy joined CKE in 2017 as vice president of operations. Prior to joining CKE, Cassidy owned and operated his own restaurant and led operations for other QSR brands.

Todd Huetinck has been named senior vice president of supply chain management with a focus on food and packaging purchasing in addition to oversight of distribution and quality assurance. He has deep experience in sourcing, food safety, supplier quality management and continuous quality improvement. Todd started his career at CKE in 2006 as a senior food technologist and has held progressive management positions in the company.