The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Hires John Dawson As President, CEO
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced the appointment of John Dawson as the brand's new president and chief executive officer. He replaces Mel Elias, who will assume a position on the board of directors. Between now and Jan. 1, 2014, they will work together to ensure a smooth transition. Elias has served as president and CEO since 2008, and has been with the company since the brand opened its first franchise stores in Singapore in 1996. Dawson comes from Dunkin' Brands, where he held various...