ATLANTA – Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday announced the promotion of several executives following the merger between Triarc Cos. Inc. and Wendy’s International Inc.

Tom Garrett added the role of chief executive officer to become Arby's President and CEO. Michael Lippert has been promoted to chief operating officer. He has served as senior vice president of operations for the brand since July 2005. John Dasis has been promoted to chief financial officer. Dasis started his Arby's career in 1986 as a staff accountant for RTM's South Region. Michael Abt has been promoted to senior vice president of company operations. Most recently, he was president of Arby's South Region

The following executives complete Arby's executive team: Melissa Strait, senior vice president, hr, training and development; John Gray, senior vice president, corporate communications and public relations; and John Todd, chief development officer.

"This team of industry veterans has tremendous depth and a long-standing history with the brand - together we represent more than 140 years of Arby's experience," said Garrett. "I am honored and proud to work alongside them as we lead Arby's during its next period of growth."


Source: Arby’s Restaurant Group