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Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, announced that Joe Jordan, U.S. chief marketing officer, is joining the Domino's leadership team and is being promoted to executive vice president—international, reporting to Richard Allison, president of Domino's International. Jordan will oversee the Domino's leadership team across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, regions which represent nearly one-half of Domino's international sales. The international marketing function will also report up to Jordan.
As chief marketing officer for the past three years, Domino's U.S. business grew double digits in same store sales in both 2015 and 2016, and nearly double digits through the first three quarters of 2017. In his time with the Domino's brand, Jordan led the launch of Domino's highly successful Handmade Pan Pizza, Specialty Chicken, and salad products. Jordan also led the Domino's Marketing Advisory Council and Domino's National Advertising Fund Boards.
Domino's also announced that Art D'Elia, most recently chief marketing officer for Danone Dairy UBN, is joining Domino's as senior vice president, chief brand & innovation officer, reporting to Russell Weiner, president of Domino's U.S. D'Elia led marketing for Danone (maker of the Dannon, Oikos and Danimals brands) in the U.K., Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Art joined Danone in the U.S. in 2010 as director of marketing. He was named vice president of marketing in 2012, where he led brand marketing for the Oikos, Brand Dannon, Danimals and Packaged Frozen Yogurt businesses. Prior to Danone, Art served as senior brand manager for PepsiCo, overseeing the Pepsi-Lipton joint venture. A graduate of the University of Michigan, D'Elia is skilled in data and analytics, insights and strategy. He also brings broad experience in brand management, including creative advertising development, media strategy and agency management, and innovation.
"As our brand becomes a global leader in markets around the world we have a chance to expand our great leadership and provide opportunities for exceptional performers," says Patrick Doyle, Domino's president and CEO. "We're excited about this change, and the chance to share our resources and put proven leaders into positions we believe will help us accelerate our brand trajectory."
Jordan will officially begin his Domino's International role in April. He and D'Elia will be working closely in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership in Domino's U.S. marketing and innovation programs.