Industry News | October 13, 2005

New Chair of Subway’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative Named

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Subway today announced that Scottsdale resident and Subway franchisee Rick Ueable has been named chairman of board for Subway ' s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), which implements purchasing and distribution programs for the more than 10,000 Subway franchisees and more than 24,000 Subway restaurants across the globe.

"This will hopefully allow us to assist in key decisions that will continue to help make this market one of Subway's strongest," Ueable says. "Subway has so much momentum across the board, and we look to maintain that."

Ueable has been involved with Subway for more than 15 years and currently owns 24 Subway restaurants in Arizona. Ueable is involved in new product testing, research and development, distribution and manufacturer relations. Ueable was active in the formation of North American Association of Subway Franchisees (NAASF) and serves as the chairman of the Arizona chapter.

Ueable is also a member of IPC's Contracts and Technology Committee, and serves as a member of Subway 's Strategic Advisory Council (SAC), which represents all areas of the Subway system. In addition, Ueable sits on the board of directors for Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, Subway Restaurants of Arizona's non-profit organization.

IPC is based in Miami and employs more than 100 purchasing professionals.