WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - The chairman and CEO of Toys R Us is retiring and will be succeeded by an executive with experience in taking companies public.

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) The chairman and CEO of Toys R Us is retiring and will be succeeded by an executive with experience in taking companies public.

The toy retailer said Tuesday that David Brandon will take over from Antonio Urcelay on July 1. The 63-year-old Brandon is the former chairman and CEO of Domino's Pizza, and helped that company with its initial public offering. Brandon also served as president and CEO of Valassis Communications and assisted with its transition to a publicly traded company.

Urcelay, also 63, had served as chairman and CEO of Toys R Us since November 2013. He'd worked for the chain since 1996.

The Wayne, New Jersey company went private in 2005 when it was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Bain Capital Inc. and Vornado Realty Trust.