Buddy’s Pizza has named Chris Tussing as its CEO. Tussing beforehand served as CMO of Marco’s Pizza, in line with a press launch.
“I knew coming in that Buddy’s had a wealthy heritage rooted in high-quality meals and hospitality,” Tussing mentioned within the press launch. “What turned obvious quickly after becoming a member of, was how deep of an emotional bond there’s between the model and our workforce members and company.” Buddy’s employs practically 1,500 individuals by way of its corporately owned shops and sees an worker retention fee nicely above trade averages. “I really like listening to the satisfaction in workforce members’ voices after they inform me they have been right here 30-plus years, 20 years or 17 years. There’s a ardour right here not discovered in lots of manufacturers.”
Tussing has earlier expertise with Fortune 500 firms like Clorox, Wrigley, Mars and Anheuser-Busch. He’ll be answerable for driving enterprise development for Buddy’s, which has 22 places all through Michigan.
Tussing has employed Joe Dominiak as COO. In his function as COO, Dominiak, who brings in depth expertise with manufacturers like Skyline Chili, Tilted Kilt and Camp Bow Wow, is answerable for driving operational excellence and delivering worker and visitor engagement.
“Buddy’s set a brand new normal for pizza 77 years in the past, and it is inspiring to see the center and craft workforce members put into the product and visitor expertise every single day,” Dominiak mentioned within the press launch. “I am excited to work with Chris and the workforce to assist this iconic model scale efficiently.”