Domino's Pizza announced today that Robert A. VanRenterghem will join the company as vice president of Product Management in its Supply Chain Services Division effective May 28. VanRenterghem comes to Domino's Pizza from Gordon Food Service (GFS) where he held several senior manager positions in Procurement and Product Management as well as Merchandising and Product Marketing, supporting seven regional divisions and 13 U.S. Distribution Centers, according to a company press release.
VanRenterghem brings more than 20 years of professional experience to his role, having served in multiple leadership roles at Gordon Food Service, Kraft Foods Pizza Division, and Steelcase Inc. He will be responsible for directing the Supply Chain Purchasing, Commodities, Inventory Management, Quality Assurance and Safety Teams. He will manage product strategy, oversee negotiations on national purchasing contracts as well drive cost reduction initiatives. VanRenterghem will report directly to John Macksood, EVP of Supply Chain Services.
Domino's Supply Chain division sells and delivers food and equipment to more than 5,000 company and franchise-owned stores throughout the U.S. and Canada via 23 Supply Chain Centers, one specialized thin crust dough manufacturing facility, one vegetable processing facility and our Equipment and Supply Center.
"Rob's significant experience in both Marketing and Supply Chain will bring a unique aptitude and fresh perspective to help our division ensuring we continue to find new ways to drive improvement in operations through reduced operating and purchasing costs," Macksood said. "He will be actively involved in our strategic long term planning and working with Franchisees, regional vice presidents, and supply chain directors to create value and innovation for our stores."
VanRenterghem holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Hope College in Holland, Mich. He and his wife Cynthia will be relocating to the Ann Arbor area from Grand Rapids, Mich., along with their four children.
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