Taco Family of Companies CEO and owner, John Hazen White Jr., announced Cheryl Merchant will join the company Jan. 1, 2019, as president of the Taco Family of Companies, North America.

Merchant has spent the last 19 years as the 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, Rhode Island-based workforce this week. “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 Jan. 1, 2019.