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Phil Keiser, CEO of Culver’s, Dies at 60


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Phil Keiser, named CEO and president of Culver’s restaurants last year, has died, the company said on Monday. With his death, Craig Culver, previous CEO and son of founder Greg Culver, will take over as interim CEO until a successor is named.

"Culver's would not be what it is today without Phil's influence," Culver said. "Yet as great a loss as this is for us professionally, it doesn't begin to touch how much Phil will be missed on a personal level. We hurt most deeply for his wife Betsy, and his children: son Nate, wife Bethany and their children Caprina, Linea and Landon; son Nick, wife Maria and their child Harper; and daughter Kelsey."

Keiser joined the Culver’s organization in 1996 and held several positions, including director of operations and vice president of operations, before being named president and COO in 2003. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Board of Directors.

According to the company, Keiser was a driving force in the development and expansion of the Culver’s restaurant. Since 1996, the system has grown from 44 restaurants to its current size of 580 locations in 24 states.

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