Donatos Pizza announced the hiring of Alan Hoover as its new general manager of Jane’s Dough Foods, a division of Donatos Pizza.
Hoover brings 12 years of experience building and growing branded frozen foods, private label products, and contract manufacturing. He has joined Donatos’ home office in Columbus, Ohio.
“Jane’s Dough Foods began just three years ago, and has quickly grown into a division with more than 1,400 points of distribution,” says Tom Krouse, Donatos president and CEO. “We are excited to have Alan on board, as he reinforces our commitment to growing this part of our business and provides the leadership necessary to take us to the national level.”
Prior to joining Donatos, Hoover served as president and COO for Kahiki Foods, also located in Columbus. Hoover also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Pressware International, a food packaging company, prior to joining Kahiki. He has more than 21 years of experience in the packaging industry, including stints with Sonoco Products and International Paper.
As the general manager of Jane’s Dough Foods, Hoover will be responsible for sales, marketing, and overall operations of the division. The company has a state-of-the art manufacturing facility and bakery in Columbus, which utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce restaurant quality products, and a staff of experienced experts who not only make the highest quality products, but also help their customers sell more pizza in today’s highly competitive marketplace.
“Donatos is strongly committed to serving its customers and delighting consumers,” Hoover says. “Its founding philosophy, to make the best pizza and to treat others the way they would like to be treated, shows its deep devotion to providing high-quality products every single time. I am thrilled to be a part of such a dedicated organization.”
Hoover received his BS degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University and earned his MBA in Financial Management from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He currently serves on the executive committee of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association as convention chairman.