Taco Names Merchant as New President

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Cranston, R.I.—Taco Family of Companies CEO and owner, John Hazen White, Jr., announced that Cheryl Merchant will join the company on January 1, 2019 as President of Taco Family of Companies, North America. Ms. Merchant has spent the last 19 years as the President and CEO of Hope Global Industries, based in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

“Cheryl’s addition to our senior leadership team will ensure Taco’s continued success as a high-performing, customer focused company,” White told his Cranston-based workforce this week. “Cheryl’s track record at Hope Global speaks for itself and we are fortunate to have her join the Taco family.”

Luca Bolcati, currently Vice President of Taco International, will be named President of Taco International, effective January 1, 2019 as well.