Don Meij
DON MEIJ

1987

Starting as a pizza delivery driver in Redcliffe, Queensland, for Silvio's Dial-a-Pizza ("Silvio's") while studying to be a high school teacher

1989

Pizza Store Manager

1991-1993

Area Manager, State Operations Manager and Director of National Operations

1993

Silvio's purchased Domino's in Australia and Don became General Manager. The Domino's and Silvio's brands were operated separately

1996

Don became a Domino's franchisee and built a network of 17 stores and was awarded Domino's Pizza International Manager of the Year

2001

Don sold his network of 17 stores into Domino's and become Chief Operating Officer

2002

Don became Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd Chief Executive Officer and awarded Qld Retail Franchise

2004

Awarded Ernst & Young Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Professional Manager of the Year (Qld) and Chairman's Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Domino's worldwide network

2005

Don led Domino's to become Australia's first publicly-listed pizza chain on the ASX and launched Australia's first Online Ordering Website including innovative Pizza Tracker technology

2008

Domino's celebrates 25 years of selling pizza in Australia

2009

Domino's launches innovative iPhone ordering App which becomes the number 1 free iTunes app within 5 days and launches signature dessert, Choc Lava Cake

2010

Don was the first CEO to appear on Undercover Boss Australia

2012

Awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Northern Region Listed Company, created first social media pizza with Facebook fans and Don celebrates 25 years with Domino's Pizza

2013

Domino's Pizza Enterprises acquires 75% of Domino's Japan.

Don makes Australian top 10 CEO list.

2014

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited launches Pizza Mogul, an interactive website and app that allows customers to create their own unique pizza designs for a slice of the profits.  

2015

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited launches GPS Driver Tracker. Don Meij won the Channel 7 Business Person of the Year award at the Brisbane Lord Mayors Business Awards.

2016

Domino's added an autonomous delivery vehicle named DRU (Domino's Robotic Unit) to its fleet & made the world's first pizza delivery via drone to a customer's house with DRU Drone by Flirtey

2017

Launches DRU Assist, our voice-activated virtual assistant to help customers place and customise their order, a first for the Australian QSR industry

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