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McDonald’s Appoints New Vice President and General Manager for Michigan
McDonald’s Corporation, one of largest financial contributors to Michigan’s economy, has appointed Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez as its new Vice President and General Manager of the Michigan region.
In Michigan, McDonald’s employs 33,000 people at more than 500 locations. In the past two years, they have invested $62 million on major remodels and new construction of Michigan restaurants and also spent nearly $10 million on technology upgrades throughout the state.
As Vice President and General Manager of the Michigan Region, Gonzalez will implement a regional strategic business plan, as well as other critical initiatives to sustain profitable growth. “I am truly honored to have this opportunity and look forward to continuing to support McDonald’s strong economic support in the state of Michigan. Additionally, my family and I look forward to enjoying the many attractions and activities this great state has to offer.”
Gonzalez began his McDonald’s career as a franchisee in 1993 in Tabasco, Mexico, where he owned and operated five restaurants over a period of eight years. In 2000, he was awarded the coveted McDonald’s Golden Arch award. The Golden Arch Award is the most prestigious award McDonald’s presents to their franchisees. This award recognizes a relentless focus and outstanding dedication to customer service, significant community involvement, exceptional achievements in all aspects of McDonald’s business goals, and contributions to positive brand image and trust.
In 2002, he joined McDonald’s Corp. as Vice President of Operations for McDonald’s Mexico. In 2004, Gonzalez was named McDonald’s Senior
Vice President of Operations, where he assumed additional responsibilities for the six countries of the Central America Region. He became Managing Director for McDonald’s Mexico; and in 2009, he transitioned into McDonald’s U.S. Business Operations as wfavv Vice President and was assigned to the Indianapolis Region. Just prior to his new role in Michigan, Gonzalez served as McDonald’s Quality Service Cleanliness (QSC) Vice President for the Greater Chicago Region.
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