Domino's Pizza announces leadership changes

by Monica Watrous
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Joe Jordan, Domino's Pizza
Joe Jordan has been named executive vice-president, international, at Domino’s Pizza.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Joe Jordan has been named executive vice-president, international, at Domino’s Pizza. In his new role, Mr. Jordan will lead operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will report to Richard Allison, president of Domino’s International.

Most recently, Mr. Jordan was U.S. chief marketing officer of Domino’s Pizza for three years, leading the introductions of Handmade Pan Pizza, Specialty Chicken and salad products. During his tenure, Domino’s U.S. same-store sales grew double digits in 2015 and 2016.

Art D'Elia, Domino's Pizza
Art D’Elia, senior vice-president, chief brand and innovation officer for Domino's

Art D’Elia, most recently chief marketing officer for Danone Dairy UBN, is joining Domino’s as senior vice-president, chief brand and innovation officer. He will report to Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s U.S. At Danone, Mr. D’Elia led marketing in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Previously, he was senior brand manager at PepsiCo, overseeing the Pepsi-Lipton joint venture.

“As our brand becomes a global leader in markets around the world we have a chance to expand our great leadership and provide opportunities for exceptional performers,” said Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino’s. “We’re excited about this change, and the chance to share our resources and put proven leaders into positions we believe will help us accelerate our brand trajectory.”

Mr. Jordan will begin in his new role in April. In the coming months, he and Mr. D’Elia will work closely to ensure a smooth transition of leadership in Domino’s U.S. marketing and innovation. 
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