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Paul Twohig named president at MOD Pizza

The chain’s chief operating officer gets a promotion, among a number of new executive appointments.

MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings on Thursday said it has given Chief Operating Officer Paul Twohig the additional title of company president, amid a number of executive promotions at the Seattle-based chain.

In addition to Twohig’s promotion, Lisa Luebeck was named senior vice president of legal and general counsel, and Megan Hansen will be promoted to senior vice president of people.

Twohig joined MOD in 2017 from Dunkin’ Donuts, where he had been president. He had previously been chief operating officer for Panera Bread and spent 14 years at Starbucks.

At MOD, he will continue to oversee daily company operations while also leading store development, culinary, supply chain, innovation and international and franchise operations. He’s been on MOD’s board since 2008.

Luebeck joined MOD in 2016 as vice president of legal and the company’s first general counsel. Hansen joined the company that same year and has built MOD’s human resources team.

MOD generated $275 million in system sales last year, an 81% increase over 2016. The company opened 110 new locations and now operates 302 units systemwide. Same-store sales grew 5.2%.

“As we continue our journey of building the world’s leading fast-casual pizza brand, we will continue to rely on the enormous contributions of Paul, Lisa and Megan,” CEO and co-founder Scott Svenson said in a statement.

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