TC Global Inc., Seattle, has named Carl W. Pennington chief executive officer of Tully's Coffee. Pennington has served as Tully’s president since January 2008, will retain that position in addition to his new title.
“Tom O’Keefe and Tully’s have succeeded at creating a world-class coffee experience and a company committed to its communities. I am excited for the opportunity to lead the company on to the next level of growth,” Pennington said.
In his time as president, Pennington has returned the focus of the company to its retail and franchise business, the company says. It has added 35 locations since Pennington’s arrival, and plans to open several more locations in the next year. Pennington also was instrumental in the recent sale of Tully’s wholesale business and brand to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.