Dunkin’ Donuts president Paul Twohig will be retiring in the beginning of 2017, the company announced in a press release Thursday.
Twohig, who has served as the president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada since 2013, will remain in his current role while the company searches for a successor. The company will be considering both internal and external candidates for the job, according to the release. Once a new president is appointed, he will remain involved with the company until his retirement in the first quarter of 2017.
“Since joining the Company in 2009, Paul has been a major contributor to Dunkin’ Brands’ success,” Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “I greatly appreciate all that Paul has done for Dunkin’ Brands and am confident that when he retires a year from now, he will leave us even better positioned for the future.”
During Twohig’s tenure, Dunkin’ Donuts added more than 2,000 restaurants across the country, an increase of more than 30 percent, according to the press release.
Prior to joining Dunkin’, Twohig served as a senior vice president at Starbucks, the chief operating officer of Panera Bread, and began his career at Burger King, according to Dunkin’s website.
“It has been a pleasure to work with our talented team of employees as well as our community of Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees,” Twohig said. “I am proud of all that we have been able to achieve together over the past seven years and look forward to another year full of accomplishment before my retirement.”