Cambridge native Wells receives Dairy Queen award

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Dairy Queen presents an award to former Cambridge resident Ted Wells, who now lives in Louisville, Ky.

    R. Ted Wells of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Cambridge, received one of the 2010 International Dairy Queen Top of the Field Awards.

    Wells, a franchise developer in the South Central Region, develops new food-and treat-centric locations with both new and existing Dairy Queen operators. He works to develop relationships with potential candidates to maintain a strong pipeline not only for the current year of development, but for the upcoming year as well.

    During 2010, Wells had six new Dairy Queen/Orange Julius units open, as well as seven new Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurants.

    According to Kim Kerr, vice president of the Franchise Development, Wells’ performance made it possible for his team to significantly improve on new store openings and overall pipeline of growth commitment.

    “Ted has already set up his area for strong performance in 2011 with 16 more fully approved projects and 22 overall commitments with applications,” said Kerr. “In addition to surpassing his new store opening plan, Ted contributed generously to the team’s performance.”

    Kerr added, “He not only exceeded his 2010 goals, but created solid momentum for 2011. And he has been a positive influence on other team members while establishing and maintaining strong productive relationships with our franchises and prospects.”

    Wells explained that it takes a team to make the accomplishment he has been honored with.

    “Man does not stand alone,” he said. “I am proud to be a part of this team and without assistance of my peers, my award would not have been possible. I am quite honored to be a part of a select group of past recipients.”

    The South Central Region includes Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, West Tennessee and Kentucky, South Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

    He was raised in Cambridge from 1948 until he was discharged from the United States Army (Army Security Agency) in 1970.

    He attended Cambridge Schools and graduated from CHS in 1966. Five days after his high school graduation, Wells entered the U.S. Army.

    From 1960 to 1966, Wells  worked at Edmunds IGA.

    His dad, Raymond R. Wells, was Henry County Superintendent for 27 years. He started in 1948 and retired in 1975.

   The announcement was printed in the World of DQ, April 2011.