Pei Wei, renowned nationwide for a handcrafted, Pan-Asian culinary experience, announced the appointment of Chris Andrews as Vice President of Information Technology.
Andrews brings to Pei Wei comprehensive, executive experience in leading IT teams, developing leading-edge technology solutions and implementing new platforms. He will report directly to Pei Wei Chief Marketing Officer Brandon Solano.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris to the team,” says Chief Executive Officer J. Hedrick. “He will be instrumental to our brand’s growth as we implement technologies that translate into elevated guest experiences.”
Most recently, Andrews served as VP of Infrastructure & Corporate Development for The Freeman Company. Prior to that, he headed up the IT division at On The Border and oversaw systems architecture and integration for CEC Entertainment. He excels at building strong technology support teams and developing integrated, company-wide technology.
“I’ve been a passionate consumer of Pei Wei for years,” says Andrews. “It will be a privilege to work with a brand that makes technology and innovation such an important part of its business model. I’m looking forward to providing guests a quality online ordering experience with a progressive digital roadmap for the future."
Andrews earned his BBA degree from Texas Wesleyan University in 1997 and his Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2010.