BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Robert D. Mills has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, succeeding James Callison. Last year, Mr. Callison communicated his plans to retire and the Company developed a plan that included the search for his successor and a transition period. As part of this plan, Mr. Callison will stay with the Company for a period of time until a smooth transition is completed. Mr. Mills will also serve on Tractor Supply's Executive Committee.
Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Rob to the Tractor Supply team. Information technology continues to be an important area of both investment and opportunity for our Company. Rob's extensive retail experience in strategic technology planning, e-commerce, and operations leadership qualify him as the ideal fit to lead the continued development of our technology systems and platform. Additionally, we would like to thank James Callison for his years of service and dedication to Tractor Supply and his assistance through the transition. All of us at Tractor Supply congratulate James on his impending retirement."
Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Mills was the Chief Information Officer for Ulta Beauty. From 2005 to 2011, he was Vice President, Chief Information Officer for the online business unit at Sears Holdings Corporation, where he began as an Information Technology Customer Relationship Leader in 2001. Prior to 2001, Mr. Mills held roles at Allstate Insurance, Rockwell International Telecommunications Division, and Household Finance Corporation.
About Tractor Supply Company
At December 28, 2013, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,276 stores in 48 states. The Company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The Company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.
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