Detroit’s Little Caesars Creates, Fills Chief Innovation Officer Position

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Edward Gleich
Edward Gleich // Photo courtesy of Little Caesars

Little Caesars in Detroit has promoted Edward Gleich to chief innovation officer.

In this newly created position, Gleich will develop ideas and processes, moving potential innovations from seed stage to implementation. He will evaluate changing business needs and allocated resources.

“Ed has successfully led our global marketing function, contributing to strong sales and store-level profit growth,” says David Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars. “With innovation at the forefront of the rapidly changing restaurant industry, I’m excited to see the results he’ll achieve over the next several years.”

Gleich joined the company in 2011 in the lead marketing role, expanding the brand into national media advertising, evolving the core menu, and launching and promoting new products and limited-time offers.

“I couldn’t be more excited to build upon the company’s strong foundation of innovation pioneered by our founder Mike Ilitch,” says Gleich. “Little Caesars has always challenged itself to think differently to make customers’ lives easier. We have done just that for nearly 60 years, and I can’t wait to continue this worthwhile tradition.”

Little Caesars was founded in 1959 as a single family-owned restaurant. Today, it is the largest carryout-only pizza chain in the U.S. and the third largest pizza chain in the world, with stores in each of the 50 states as well as 24 countries and territories.

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