Shakopee-based Imagine Print Solutions, a leading provider of in-store marketing solutions, announced Monday that John J. Hans has been named chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors effective June 1. Company founder Bob Lothenbach, who has led Imagine since its inception in 1988, will be working with Hans during the leadership transition over the next several months, the company said.
Hans joins Imagine after serving as the chief operating officer of Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions LLC, the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands Inc., and its three national restaurant brands (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell). Prior to that, Hans held leadership roles over an 18-year career at H. J. Heinz Co., during which time he led teams in the areas of marketing, sales, finance, human resources, supply chain, consumer insights and research and development in North America and Europe.