Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) announced that Stan Gage, 47, vice president of the company's Americas region for international operations, has been named Executive Vice President – Team USA, succeeding Steve Akinboro, who is considering purchasing a franchise.
Gage will report to Patrick Doyle, Domino's president and CEO, and will be leading the network of 376 company-owned stores throughout the United States.
"Stan is a proven, results-oriented leader with nearly three decades of Domino's experience, spanning domestic operations, training and international," said Doyle. "To me, Stan is a terrific example of our commitment to providing opportunities for great people in the Domino's system. He's never shied away from a challenge and I'm looking forward to handing the reins of Team USA over to him."
Domino's is a company of opportunity, in which 90 percent of the company's U.S. store owners started as delivery drivers or in another in-store position. Gage's experience is similar. In 1985, he started as a part-time driver in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. From there, he went on to become a store manager, supervisor, training director and corporate operations director.
Over the years, he took on a number of increasingly-challenging roles. He led both our domestic and international training divisions and served as vice president for three regions: the Midwest, Europe and, most recently, the Americas, overseeing operations in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska and Hawaii.
Stan and his family reside in Plymouth, Michigan.
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