CKE makes management changes for franchises

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CARPINTERIA, CALIF. — Jim Sullivan has joined CKE Restaurants, Inc. as senior vice-president of domestic franchise development and Ned Lyerly has been named executive vice-president of international as part of key management changes at CKE.

Mr. Sullivan will be responsible for franchise sales and the growth of domestic franchise systems, and Mr. Lyerly will run the company’s international division. Mr. Sullivan was previously with Friendly’s Ice Cream L.L.C., where he was senior vice-president and chief development officer. Mr. Lyerly was previously executive vice-president of global franchise development for CKE.

“We have positioned the company to support our franchise systems,” said Andy Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE. “With our emphasis on franchise growth, the time was right to split the responsibility for our domestic and international franchise networks among two very capable executives.”

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