Tim Hortons (UNKNOWN:THI.DL) will have a new nameplate on the door of its chief executive's office starting this summer. The company announced that it has named Marc Caira as CEO, effective July 2. He succeeds Paul House, who will remain in his post as chairman of the board.

Caira, a 59-year-old Canadian national, is a food industry veteran. He most recently served as global CEO of Nestle unit Nestle Professional. He also held a seat on Nestle's executive board.

Tim Hortons quoted House, the man Caira is replacing, as saying that the incoming CEO "is an accomplished executive with exceptional knowledge of the North American and global foodservices industry. His knowledge of the out-of-home hot and cold beverage and food sectors is second to none."