YUM NAMES INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CHIEF

Randy Gier to Oversee Pizza Hut, KFC Chains Overseas

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CHICAGO (ADAge.com) -- Yum Restaurants International elevated Randy Gier to chief marketing officer, a newly created position in the international division of Yum Brands.

Mr. Gier, 41, was

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formerly chief marketing officer of Pizza Hut; prior to that he was chief marketing officer at Yum sibling KFC. He will manage both brands overseas beginning mid-September.

Pizza Hut has begun a search for a new chief marketing exec.

In addition, Ray Colon, current marketing chief for KFC International, was named vice president of worldwide knowledge transfer of Yum Restaurants International.

Last month, Yum reported second-quarter international revenue grew 18%, mostly through expansion, as 180 new worldwide units opened during the period.

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