Pat Hynes, senior director of purchasing for Darden Restaurants, Orlando, plans to retire.

Hynes has been with the company since 1999, responsible for produce, capital equipment and sustainability. He serves on the board of the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association and was previously vice president of purchasing for Boston Market, Golden, Colo., and spent 10 years as a purchasing director for Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonalds Corp.

Rich Jeffers, Darden’s director of communications, confirmed Hynes’ retirement, effective Feb. 1.