Long John Silver’s, the largest quick service seafood company, has named Brian Scantland its vice president of planning and performance improvement. Scantland will report to chief executive officer, Mike Kern.
Scantland brings 13 years of experience in restaurant and retail industries to Long John Silver’s, previously serving as the senior director of innovation for Yum! Brands, as well as founding Louisville-based consulting firm, Novanas Group LLC.
Scantland most recently served as the senior director of fresh food transformation at 7-Eleven Inc. in Dallas, Texas.
“Brian has a proven track record of leading profitable growth and change across organizations and we are thrilled to have him as a member of our team,” says Mike Kern, chief executive officer at Long John Silver’s. “With Brian spearheading the future vision concept for our brand, we will be one step closer to our ultimate goal of brand revitalization.”
While in leadership roles with Yum! Brands and 7-Eleven Inc., Scantland produced growth in areas of product development, supply chain, brand positioning, operational execution, and product cost structures. Scantland earned an M.B.A. from Arizona State University with a concentration in supply chain and logistics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville.
“Long John Silver’s is bringing the best leaders in the food service industry to the table,” Kern says. “Brian will be joining a group of industry veterans, who together will be launching some very exciting things for our brand in the next 24 months.”