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Papa John's Promotes Thompson and Ritchie

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced a pair of management promotions.


Tony Thompson was promoted to executive vice president, responsible for overseeing Papa John's North American operations. And Steve Ritchie has been promoted to senior vice president, operations, responsible for leading Papa John's domestic company-owned restaurant operations.


Thompson will also continue in his role as president, Global Papa John's Food Service and Research & Development, responsible for leading quality control center operations, strategic supply chain management, research and development/quality assurance and the company's Preferred Marketing Solutions printing and promotions subsidiary.

Ritchie has served in various capacities of increasing responsibility since joining the Papa John's system in 1996, including Vice President, Global Operations Support & Training since July 2010, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's global operations support and training functions. Since 2006, Ritchie has served as Operating Partner for 19-store franchise, Capital Pizza, in the company's Midwest Division.