Ron Shaich is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panera Bread. Panera has nearly 1,900 locations across the United States and Canada. Ron was awarded the MUFSO Pioneer Award as one of the most significant contributors to the history of the food service industry. He also won the IFMA Gold Plate Award as the outstanding leader in the industry. Mr. Shaich serves as the President of the Panera Bread Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Follow him on Twitter.