Coates Group Strengthens U.S. Team, Welcoming Kim Moore as General Manager


CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2017 — Coates Group, a global leader in digital merchandising software, kiosks, and digital drive-thrus is preparing for an outstanding 2017, and is thrilled to welcome Kim Moore as the new US General Manager. With the strong addition to an already dynamic team, Coates Group is well prepared to exceed all objectives and expectations in 2017, and the years to follow.

Confidence in Past Successes

Moore comes to Coates from McDonald’s Corporation bringing with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and a fresh perspective which is in tandem to Coates operations and business goals. During her 16-year tenure at McDonald’s, Moore developed a strong affinity for digital solutions and was well known for driving organizational change. 

Leo Coates, CEO of Coates Group, is eager to see the immediate impact her guidance will bring to the team; “Kim’s ability to lead individuals and teams puts us in a unique position with our US strategy and focus. Her commitment to strive for collaborative excellence will add a tremendous amount of value. We have no doubt that Kim will be able to provide the support and leadership to help our US operations flourish, and affect significant organizational growth.”

Since joining McDonald’s in 2000 Moore has established her reputation as a multifunctional top performer and influencer. For the past year, Moore has served as Director of Global Point of Sale and Self-Order Kiosk, with the responsibility of managing the development, strategy and delivery of these product solutions globally. Prior to this, Moore held the position of Director of US IT Restaurant Technology, where she led the team responsible for delivering key technology initiatives for over 14,000 McDonald’s US restaurants. Moore has continuously been acknowledged for her successes, and was recently recognized as one of the top 15 women to watch at McDonald’s.

Future Collaboration

Moore’s proven management expertise will be invaluable at accelerating growth opportunities and driving a culture of innovation for the US team and the Coates global business. Moore stated, “I am thrilled to be part of the Coates Team. Coates represents best-in-class products and a commitment to innovation that will keep our customers ahead of the curve today and tomorrow.”

Nigel Maughan, Coates previous US General Manager, will be relocating to Seattle for family reasons. Nigel has had significant impact on Coates US operations in the last 12 months and will continue to play an important role in the senior leadership team, focusing on key account management. There is no doubt Nigel and Moore will create a powerful combination for the US business.

About Coates Group
Founded in 1963, Coates applies technology and solutions to deliver relevant, personalized digital merchandising content for quick service restaurant brands (QSR) and the retail industry. Coates’ data-driven CMS software Switchboard, self-order kiosks, digital drive-thru and outdoor displays are used by leading brands across 35 global markets. The privately held company is headquartered in Australia with offices in Japan, India, China and U.S. operations based in Chicago.


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