Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Nasdaq: KREM) announced today that John Tate will join the Company on November 1 as Chief Financial Officer and President of the Company's Manufacturing and Distribution Division, which supplies its stores with proprietary doughnut mix and equipment. Tate will work closely with Paul Breitbach, age 62, who currently holds the position, as Breitbach transitions toward retirement.