Mexican quick service restaurant chain Taco John’s has added two new members to its leadership team: Ted Suor, vice president for supply chain, and Stephanie Forand, director of human relations. Both are focusing their attention on helping Taco John’s grow.
Suor brings 35 years of food service purchasing experience to Taco John’s, most recently with Front Burner Brands. He says the opportunity to work with a growing brand and a strong leadership team led him to Taco John’s.
“I bring years of knowledge and experience in logistics, futures commodities, and purchasing,” Suor says. “My top priority is to strategically develop the logistics so we can open a Taco John’s anywhere in the country and have the distribution system in place to support it.”
Stephanie Forand brings 12 years of human resource experience to Taco John’s, including six years with Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza. Initially, she’s focusing on updating the HR systems at Taco John’s in anticipation of company expansion.
“We have to be strategically prepared for growth. It’s looking forward to best practices and the development of our team,” Forand says. “Along with that, we are going to identify HR tools and plans that can help franchisees be more successful, saving them time and money.”