Ford’s Garage, the burgers-and-beer restaurant brand fueled by America’s love affair with the automobile, has announced two new additions to its executive team. David Rosenberger is Vice President of Operations and Wayne Stopford is Director of Information Services.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dave and Wayne to our team,” said Steve Shlemon, President of Ford’s Garage. “With Dave’s expertise in restaurant operations and Wayne’s in-depth knowledge of the tech needed to be successful in our industry, both bring the type of skill sets needed to help elevate the franchise brand as we continue to expand across the country.”

Rosenberger is an award-winning industry expert with more than 27 years of operational experience in full-service dining, spending most of his career with Carrabba’s Italian Grill and then Mandola’s Italian Kitchen. As Vice President of Operations, he will oversee all aspects of restaurant operations including upholding brand standards, improving work processes, and will be the main liaison with franchisees when rolling out and implementing company programs and initiatives.

Stopford brings 30 years of IT experience to his new role as Director of Information Services. Prior to joining Ford’s Garage, he spent more than 18 years as a Systems Engineer for Bloomin’ Brands and 12 years at GATX Technologies. He attended George Campbell Technical Institute in Durban, South Africa and in his new role, will manage the company’s technology systems and streamline all processes to support the smooth operation of the restaurants.