Canadian Pizza Magazine

Promotions at Boston Pizza International

By Canadian Pizza   


June 30, 2011, Vancouver – Mark Pacinda has been promoted to president of Boston Pizza International (BPI), effective July 1.

Pacinda will also become CEO of Boston Pizza GP Inc., replacing owner George Melville as BPI chairman.

Pacinda joined BPI in 1997 and has held several senior roles within the organization, including executive vice-president, president and chief operating officer. He has also been a director of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association since 2005.

Prior to joining BPI, Pacinda was president of Arby’s International, where he was responsible for the company’s operations in 12 countries worldwide. He has also held senior management positions with Pepsi Co., including chief financial officer for the South Pacific region.


BPI also announced this week that Ken Otto will be promoted to chief operating officer, and that Wes Bews will be promoted to chief financial officer. Both promotions are effective July 1. 

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