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Dunkin’ Brands deploys new talent in key business development roles

Dunkin’ Brands announces three new Vice President appointments as it seeks to bolster its strategic partnerships, new products, sales forecasting, supply chains and regional development

The US chain said Brian Gilbert will be become VP, Retail Business Development, Frank Barone, VP Financial Management & Business Analytics and Mathias Piercy will be Regional VP, South Central.

With 30 years’ retail experience, Brian Gilbertwill be responsible for growing the company’s global consumer packaged goods business and partnerships for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. A Dunkin Brands press statement credits him with successfully developing and launching key products, including Dunkin’ Donuts’ K-Cup Pods and ready-to-drink iced coffee.

Frank Barone will be responsible for leading the Business Analytics teams for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins U.S. The international chain said his role will focus on sales forecasting and reporting, promotional and test analytics, demand planning and management of marketing spend. He we also be responsible for managing product demand and reporting on brand and customer loyalty analytics.

Mathias Piercy will lead operations and development for Dunkin’ Donuts’ South Central region, the US chain announced. With 25 years’ franchise experience at brands including Taco Bell and KFC, Piercy is credited with playing a ‘critical role’ in the development and implementation of Baskin-Robbins’ brand strategy at Dunkin’ Brands.

“With their passion for results, deep understanding of our business, and leadership capabilities, I am confident they will help us continue to capitalise on the growth potential of both the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands,” said Dunkin’ Donuts US President, Dave Hoffmann.


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