Captain D's expanded its leadership team by promoting company veterans Tim Ward and Andy Castle to chief operating officer and vice president of company operations, respectively. The fast-casual seafood chain also promoted David Rentschler to director of operations for the Nashville-Knoxville-North SC district and Jen Daley to Knoxville area director.

Ward joined Captain D's seven years ago, and has continually grown throughout his time with the company, most recently serving as vice president of company operations. In his new role, Ward will oversee all company and franchise operations, as well as develop and implement strategies to further heighten system-wide operations, guest service and unit-level economics.

Castle joined Captain D's in 2012 as area director in Middle Tennessee. As vice president of company operations, his primary responsibilities will include management staffing and development, accurate execution of marketing initiatives and ensuring proper food handling procedures and practices.

Captain D’s has 530 restaurants in 21 states.