Vice President of Information Technology
Benihana Inc. is an operator of teppanyaki-style restaurants. The Company also operates two other Asian restaurant concepts: RA Sushi and Haru. The Company owns and operates 64, and franchises 10 additional Benihana teppanyaki restaurants. It owns and operates 27 RA Sushi, and 7 Haru restaurants. In August 2012, the Company announced the completion of its acquisition by funds advised by the Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co. resulting in the Company no longer being a publicly traded company.
Tim Wetzel is Vice President of Information Technology for Benihana He is a senior executive with an extensive background in the restaurant, retail, manufacturing and IT consulting services industries. A strong, innovative leader with 20+ years business experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Creates and implements enterprise-wide operational, tactical, and strategic IT plans. Demonstrates that cost effectiveness and IT value can be achieved while improving service, quality and customer satisfaction. Builds strong relationships across the organization to accomplish common goals. Specialties: Strategic Planning Identifying/Managing Talent Process Improvement Fiscal Management Technology Acquisition Vendor Management IT Service Provider Management Contract Negotiation Mergers & Acquisitions (IT Planning and Execution) Portfolio Management