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Mr. John C. Lopez

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Local Address: Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
McDonald's Corporation
3815 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas , Nevada 89109
United States

Company Description: McDonald’s is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than...   more

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  • American Institute of Banking
  • Northern Arizona University
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Lopez Foods News Release, 1 Oct 1999 [cached]
"This is a great honor for me, my family, my associates, our suppliers, and our business colleagues, because it was earned by all of us working in unison to deliver the highest quality consumer products," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John C. Lopez. "The fact that the award is conferred on us by an organization that understands the essential balance between profitability and community reinvestment makes it much more meaningful," he stated.
Since Lopez assumed controlling interest of the meat processing plant in 1992, the company and its principals have been recognized by a variety of professional, public and private organizations, among them: the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), who named Lopez winner of its 1996 "Aguila Award" in the "Private Individual" category at its national convention in Chicago, IL. HAPCOA is the nation's oldest advocacy organization for Hispanic executives in law enforcement and criminal justice across the nation.
Lopez took control of Lopez Foods, Inc. (nee Normac Foods) in 1992. He began his career with McDonald's as a restaurant operator in 1978. A 21-year veteran of the McDonald's system, he remains actively involved with the Ronald McDonald's Children's Charities, Ronald McDonald's Houses across the nation, and McDonald's HACER scholarship program. Lopez was also recently named to the Bank of Oklahoma's Board of Directors.
Under his direction, Lopez Foods, Inc. is committed to providing customers like McDonald's restaurants and Wal-Mart Stores with the best quality and value in products and services. Lopez Foods, Inc. is among the largest, Latino-owned, manufacturing companies in the country and is positioned for continued growth, well into the new millennium. The company employs over 300 associates "who operate the facility 24 hours a day" making it one of Oklahoma City's major employers and sales leaders.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer John C. Lopez (center) and President & Chief Operating Officer Charlie Barajas (3rd from left) of Lopez Foods accepted the award for being named
Latino Hotel & Restaurant Association - Board of Directors, 20 Nov 2013 [cached]
John Lopez Chairman Emeritus Lopez Foods, Inc.
In 1978, Mr. Lopez opened his first McDonald's franchise in Southern California and within 14 years had four McDonald's restaurants. In 1992 Mr. Lopez purchased controlling interest in Wilson Foods in Oklahoma City, changing the company name to Lopez Foods, Inc. Today Lopez Foods is the nation's largest Hispanic-owned meat processing company, supplying the largest restaurant chains and retailers in the world including McDonald's, Burger King, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Sam's Club.
Mr. Lopez decided to venture into the lodging side of the hospitality industry and in 2008 his company Sueños Hospitality broke ground on a Cambria Suites in Oklahoma City. Since then he has also added Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City to his portfolio.
Untitled Document, 9 Dec 2002 [cached]
Hispanic Business Magazine names John C. Lopez 2002 "Entrepreneur of the Year.
Lopez also named "Manufacturer of the Year" at event which kicked-off Latino Business week in Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles, CA (December 9, 2002) – Hispanic Business Magazine has named John C. Lopez, Chairman and CEO of Lopez Foods, Inc. its 2002 "Entrepreneur of the Year. Lopez was selected for the magazine's top honor from 15 finalists representing the nation's foremost Latino-owned businesses.
"This is a great honor for me, my family and our associates, because it was earned by all of us working together to deliver meat products using the highest quality and safety standards in our industry," said Lopez in accepting the award. "The fact that it is conferred on us by Hispanic Business Magazine - who understands the critical balance between profitability and community reinvestment - makes it much more meaningful," he stated.
Since Lopez assumed controlling interest of the meat processing plant in 1992, the company and its principals have been recognized by a variety of professional, public and private organizations.
John C. Lopez (second from right) and his wife Patricia (center), are congratulated by Editor and Publisher of Hispanic Business Magazine Jesus Chavarría (left), co-anchor of NBC's "Weekend Today," Soledad O'Brien (second from left), and CEO of American CityVista Henry Cisneros (right) following the presentation of the magazine's 2002 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
Lopez, who oversees meat production facilities in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Guatemala from Oklahoma City, OK, was named the 2002 "Manufacturer of the Year" earlier in the evening. Winners in five separate business categories qualified for "EOY" honors at the banquet and gala held in Los Angeles, CA. Hispanic Business Magazine's 2002 "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award goes to John C. Lopez.
John P. Lopez, vice ..., 4 Dec 2013 [cached]
John P. Lopez, vice president of operations for Lopez Foods Inc., wrote in a separate protest letter that two decades of work could be diminished with a heavy industrial business like USA Metal Recycling.
"We and other companies have invested a considerable amount of money knowing that the area would be well planned and controlled," Lopez wrote.
John C. Lopez addressed a full house of students, faculty, staff and community leaders at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the campus of NWACC.
"We are proud and honored to have a business owner of Mr. Lopez' stature join the list of prominent entrepreneurs who have shared their perspectives with our students, faculty and community leaders" said NWACC President Becky Paneitz, Ph.D. "To have such a respected and accomplished business leader participate in our Lecture Series is testimony to his commitment to education, our students and SIFE.
The Business Leaders Lecture series inaugural speaker was Jack Shewmaker, Executive Consultant with J-Com Incorporated, former Wal-Mart executive and past SIFE Chairman of the Board, who was instrumental in bringing Lopez to the NWACC event.
Lopez focused his remarks on the U.S. Hispanic population and the increasing role in plays in social, economic and political arenas. Before his presentation, he took time to share with the audience his personal background and how he started from a modest childhood in Arizona to developing the largest Latino-owned meat manufacturing company in the United States.
"It's organizations and campuses like SIFE and Northwest Arkansas Community College that make it possible for all students to learn and succeed in college; by having access and learning how to attain a degree only enhances the futures of our youth and our country," commented John C. Lopez, Chairman and Founder, Lopez Foods, Inc.
After focusing on the increased diversity of our nation - due to changes in education, civic involvement and population demographics, especially among Latinos - he urged the SIFE students to pursue their educational goals. "Those who best understand the emerging populations will be able to reach out to them in an effective manner. They will become the human resources public and private sectors will turn to in the future."
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John C. Lopez (second from left) joins Northwest Arkansas Community College SIFE students and administrators at the fall 2005 Business Leaders Lecture Series.
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