Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NYSE:MRT) today announced the appointment of Christopher Artinian as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director, effective immediately.
Mr. Artinian replaces Thomas J. Baldwin, who has resigned from his position as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Artinian previously served as Vice President of Eastern Operations, and has been with the Company since 1995.
“Chris Artinian has impressed us with his strong management skills throughout his career at the Company,” said John K. Castle, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company’s board of directors. “We are confident Chris will continue to build the Morton’s brand and lead the Company to strong future performance.”
Mr. Castle continued, “We thank Tom Baldwin for his significant contributions over the last twenty one years as a member of our management team and for his strong leadership during a critical period for the Company.”
“I know Morton’s Restaurant Group to be a dynamic company with exciting opportunities,” Mr. Artinian said. “It is a privilege to lead Morton’s Restaurant Group and I look forward to working with our talented employees to continue to deliver our customers the finest quality foods and legendary hospitality.”