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Krispy Kreme taps Papa John’s exec as president/CEO


Winston-Salem, N.C. – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. has named Anthony N. (“Tony”) Thompson, 47, as president and CEO, effective June 1. Thompson joins the company from Papa John’s International Inc., where he most recently served as president and COO.

Prior to joining Papa John’s in 2006, Thompson worked for firms including Gulf Coast Coca-Cola, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Conagra Grocery Products Company. Thompson is expected to be appointed to the company’s board of directors in the near future. James H. Morgan, 66, current president, chairman and CEO, will continue to serve Krispy Kreme on a full-time basis as its executive chairman.

“All of us in the Krispy Kreme family are excited to have Tony Thompson joining us as our CEO and president,” said Morgan. “Tony’s background, accomplishments, professionalism and commitment to excellence all are a perfect complement to the culture, mission and values of Krispy Kreme. I am confident that Tony is the ideal leader to guide our company to even greater success in the coming years and, personally, I am greatly looking forward to working with him.”

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