CRANSTON, R.I. — Taco Family of Companies CEO and Owner, John Hazen White Jr., named Cheryl Merchant president of Taco Family of Companies, North America, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Merchant spent the last 19 years as 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. “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.

Publication date: 12/13/2018

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