Wendy’s exec named president of Papa Murphy’s



Vancouver-based Papa Murphy’s International on Wednesday announced that the chief marketing officer of the Wendy’s fast food chain would become its president. Ken Calwell will start at the nation’s fifth-largest pizza chain on June 6, and will report to John Barr, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Calwell fills a position that had been vacant for two years. In June 2009, Clarice Turner resigned from the position, and she was not replaced.

Before working at Wendy’s, Calwell held leadership positions at Domino’s Pizza, Frito Lay, Pizza Hut and The Pillsbury Co.