Our Leadership Team

QSCC’s leadership team is composed of highly experienced executives who bring a range of professional backgrounds and skill sets to the management of the co-op’s business functions. This mix of diverse skill sets and common frames of reference has given the management team the unique ability to rapidly adapt and deploy best practices and business processes to the benefit of Wendy’s restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.    

Pete Suerken
Pete Suerken

President & CEO

Pete brings a wealth of supply chain and restaurant leadership experience to Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op. His career accomplishments include driving supply chain, strategic sourcing, procurement, distribution logistics, commodity management and business transformation operations for large enterprise corporations.

Laurie Calpin
Laurie Calpin

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Laurie joined QSCC in 2011 as Vice President, Finance and Controller. She currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all financial aspects of the co-op.

Josh Cobb
Josh Cobb

EVP, Food & Packaging Procurement

As a fifteen-year veteran of the operations and supply chain industry, Josh Cobb is a strong contributor to the diverse experience of QSCC’s Procurement leadership team.

Krista Pohlman
Krista Pohlman

VP of Operational Excellence

For Krista, her team's mission is to provide seamless and uninterrupted product supply for new menu items tested, launched, and promoted by Wendy’s.

Pat Brown
Pat Brown

VP of Distribution & Logistics

David Griffin
David Griffin

VP of Equipment, Energy, Contract Services & Building Materials

David joined QSCC in 2016 to lead purchasing initiatives in the areas of Kitchen Equipment and Building Design. He and his team are responsible for the strategic sourcing of non-food & packaging related goods and services needed to support Wendy’s franchisees in today’s competitive QSR environment.

Samantha Johnston
Samantha Johnston

Director of People Excellence

Samantha drives strategies that support the co-op's overall business plan and strategic direction, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

John Mulvihill
John Mulvihill

VP of Canadian Supply Chain

As part of the QSCC Canada team, John supports Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada by assuring supply requirements and achieving operational and cost efficiencies. He is passionate about responsible procurement and quality-controlled manufacturing and distribution.