Donatos Pizza names Pendrey Chief Operating Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 24, 2014) — Tom Krouse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Donatos Pizza, has announced the appointment of Thomas G. Pendrey as Chief Operating Officer for the Columbus OH-based pizza chain.  Pendrey brings over 20 years of senior level experience in the areas of strategic planning, operations, financial management, sales and marketing, and production optimization to Donatos.   “We are so fortunate to bring Tom Pendrey into the Donatos Family,” said Donatos President and CEO Tom Krouse.  “He is a highly accomplished industry professional who will assume a key leadership role in our Company.  We look forward to Tom bringing his talents to enhance our performance and build our momentum in Company and Franchise revenues and profits.”

Pendrey most recently served as Vice President/General Manager of the Gross & Jarson Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Columbus Ohio where he was consistently recognized for exemplary results.   Formerly he was the President and COO of Southeastern Companies Inc.  in Tampa Florida and has held key account positions with Johnson and Johnson.  Pendrey holds a B.S.B.A degree from Bowling Green State University as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.  He is active in the community serving on a number of boards including The Columbus Sports Commission and Lacrosse the Nations of Ohio.  His dedication to sustainability has resulted in a number of awards for Tom including the City of Columbus Mayor’s Award for Top Business in Sustainability.

About Donatos Pizza

Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated and headquartered in Columbus Ohio.  The creator of Edge to Edge® pizza, Donatos is recognized as one of America’s premier regional pizza chains.  Donatos and its Franchise Partners operate 154 restaurants in 6 states and its products are proudly served in more than 15 sports and entertainment venues.  For more information, visit www.donatos.com

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