Brinker names provide chain exec

DALLAS — James Butler has joined Brinker Worldwide, Inc. as chief provide chain officer and senior vice chairman.

Mr. Butler will oversee the corporate’s procurement efforts, meals security and high quality assurance, distribution and logistics, model program administration and all different provide chain features.

“James is a visionary chief who builds collaborative, built-in groups and coaches future leaders to repeatedly enhance and drive outcomes,” mentioned Kevin Hochman, president and chief government officer of Brinker. “He’ll play a key function in executing on our new strategic pillars, working cross-functionally to assist us enhance and innovate on the core Chili’s meals classes we wish to win on — together with burgers, fajitas, hen crispers and margaritas — to enhance our company’ expertise and improve site visitors.”

Earlier than becoming a member of Brinker, Mr. Butler spent two years senior vice chairman for Restaurant Provide Chain Options, heading provide chain administration for Yum! Manufacturers and the KFC restaurant methods. His prior expertise additionally consists of management roles at Georgia-Pacific and Deloitte.

He holds a bachelor’s diploma in advertising and marketing from the College of Kentucky and a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from Vanderbilt College.