Don Thompson (executive)
Don Thompson (born 1963) is the president and chief executive officer of McDonald's, succeeding Jim Skinner on June 30, 2012. Thompson is an electrical engineer who joined McDonald's in 1990 from a fighter jet maker that is now part of Northrop Grumman. At McDonald's he designed robotic equipment for food transport and made control circuits for cooking.
Thompson was born in 1963 in Chicago and grew up near the Cabrini–Green housing project. He later moved to Indianapolis, where he attended North Central High School. Thompson is a graduate of Purdue University and holds an honorary doctorate from Excelsior College. Thompson is a Brother of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 
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