McDonald's Corp. elected Dave Hoffmann to become president of its Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region as of July 1, giving him responsibility for 5,500 restaurants. Hoffmann, 44, is a 16-year McDonald's veteran who currently serves as senior vice president for restaurant support in the region. He succeeds Tim Fenton, who is set to become McDonald's chief operating officer. Hoffmann began his career as restaurant manager in the U.S. and went on to hold a variety of field and operations positions. Hoffmann, a CPA, has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.