Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized leader in pizza delivery,announced today that, effective March 19, 2012, Mr. Kevin Vasconi will join its leadership team as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, succeeding Christopher McGlothlin, who left the company in 2011. Vasconi, 51, comes to Domino’s from Stanley Black & Decker – Stanley Security Solutions in Indianapolis, where he was chief information officer and vice president of engineering.
Prior to his role at Stanley Security Solutions, which designs security products for home and business, Vasconi spent eight years at R.L. Polk & Co., as senior vice president and chief information officer of Polk Global Automotive. From 2000-2003, Vasconi was senior vice president and chief technology officer at Covisint, LLC, at the time a joint venture between Ford, General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Renault Nissan, Oracle and Commerce One.
From 1988 – 2000, Vasconi worked in progressively-responsible technology roles at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. From 1999 until his move to Covisint, Vasconi was chief technology officer of Auto-xchange, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Oracle Corporation.
Vasconi commented on his new role: “I am excited to put my leadership experience in global technology to work for Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s is already an established innovator in consumer technology, demonstrated by its industry leadership and the fact that it is among the top e-commerce businesses in the country and around the world. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work for such an iconic brand.”
J. Patrick Doyle, President and CEO of Domino’s, said: “Kevin will be a terrific addition to Domino’s global leadership team. I’m looking forward to implementing his creative ideas about building on our best-in-class e-commerce platform which will excite our loyal customers. We have phenomenal opportunities we can leverage in almost every area of technology to create value for customers, our franchisees and our shareholders.”
Vasconi received his B.S. in Technology from Purdue University. He and his wife Lisa have four children.
About Domino’s Pizza
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DPZ.” During the third quarter of 2010, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $1.4 billion, comprised of over $747 million domestically and nearly $650 million internationally. Domino’s Pizza had global retail sales of over $5.6 billion in 2009, comprised of nearly $3.1 billion domestically and over $2.5 billion internationally. In June 2010, Pizza Today named Domino’s its “Chain of the Year” — making the company a two-time winner of the honor. In late 2009, Domino’s debuted its ‘Inspired New Pizza’ — a permanent change to its hand-tossed product, reinvented from the crust up. Helped by the launch of its Domino’s Smart Slice school lunch pizza in late 2010, Domino’s Pizza is collaborating with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to serve healthier school foods and beverages in the United States. In 2011, Domino’s was ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises for the Money” list.