Starbucks is bringing back a former executive to guide the coffee company's global expansion. Arthur Rubinfeld will hold the newly created...

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Starbucks is bringing back a former executive to guide the coffee company’s global expansion.

Arthur Rubinfeld will hold the newly created position of president, global development.

He’ll be responsible for site selection, design and creative concepts for Starbucks stores worldwide.

CEO Howard Schultz said Rubinfeld helped Starbucks grow from 100 to 4,000 stores from 1992-2001. The Seattle company now has nearly 16,000 stores.

While away from Starbucks, Rubinfeld founded the Airvision brand-consulting firm and most recently worked as chief development officer at Potbelly Sandwich Works.