Domino's Pizza recently named Jaron Garza as Puget-Sound (Wash.) Area Manager of the Year during the company's regional awards ceremony in Seattle. This award qualifies him to compete for the title of U.S. Manager of the Year, which will be announced at the company's Global Awards Ceremony later this year.

The Manager of the Year award recognizes store managers who exemplify the company's mission and guiding principles. Garza has been a full-time Domino's Pizza manager for one year and currently runs a store in the town of Shelton, Wash., owned by franchisees Jeff and Gina Farmer, who have operated Domino's stores for 26 years.

"Jaron is an unbelievable store operator who has proven time and again an outstanding commitment to making his customers happy," said Tom Curtis, Domino's vice president of Franchise Operations — West Region. "We are blessed to have such a positive leader who places so much value in his customers and team members."

Garza has worked in the Shelton store for the last six years. He started as a "door-hanger," distributing flyers, and worked his way up to assistant manager, a job he had for three years. In May 2012, he became manager of the store.

Since his promotion, he has increased sales and improved service metrics measured by the company. Garza's in-store efficiency resulted in 91.5 percent of delivery orders on their way to customers within 15 minutes of the time they place their order.

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