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Tractor Supply Company makes 2 key promotions

By Gina Acosta - 08/13/2018

Tractor Supply Company is putting in place new executives to support its long-term growth strategy.

The largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States announced the promotions of Steve Barbarick to President, Chief Operating Officer and Rob Mills to Executive Vice President, Chief Technology, Digital Commerce and Strategy Officer, both effective immediately.

 “Today’s promotions reflect Tractor Supply’s strong management talent across our organization who know our industry and are passionate about our customers and our team members.  With more than 20 years of experience at Tractor Supply, Steve has demonstrated exemplary leadership capabilities and has consistently delivered outstanding results. He has been instrumental in developing and executing our vision that has been key to our growth, and we have the utmost confidence in his ability to take on this new role,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to his current responsibilities, Barbarick will lead Tractor Supply’s Store Operations, aligning the Company across all Store Operations, Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain functions and teams. Barbarick began his career with Tractor Supply Company in 1998 as a Buyer and assumed roles of increasing responsibility. He most recently served as President, Chief Merchandising Officer since May 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer since March 2015. Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, he was a Buyer at Builders Square from 1994 to 1998. Barbarick serves as a director of At Home. 

In addition to his current responsibilities for all Information Technology and Corporate Strategy functions, Mills will oversee Tractor Supply’s Digital Commerce operations. Mills most recently served in the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer since February 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mills was the Chief Information Officer for Ulta Beauty from October 2011. From 2005 to 2011, Mills was the 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, he held roles at Allstate Insurance, Rockwell International Telecommunications Division and Household Finance Corporation. Mills serves as a director of B&G Foods.

Tractor Supply Company has over 1,725 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website. The company also operates 174 Petsense stores in 27 states. 

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