Dollar General Announces Executive Shakeup
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Retirements are often bittersweet, as one person departs, headed for a new path, another person enters to take over the role, starting a fresh journey. This is the case as Dollar General has announced the planned retirement of its Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Mike Kindy, and the appointment of Tony Zuazo to Kindy’s former position. Additionally, the retailer has also revealed that it has promoted Rod West to Senior Vice President, Distribution.
Zuazo will be promoted to the position of EVP of Global Supply Chain upon Kindy’s retirement, effective April 15, 2021, according to a press release. Zuazo started with Dollar General in 2010 as Senior Director of Inventory and Planning Systems, working his way up through leadership roles. His most current position was as Senior Vice President of Inventory and Transportation.
Joining Zuazo is Rod West, who has been selected as the newest Senior Vice President, Distribution. Like Zuazo, West was promoted internally, having joined Dollar General in 2005. Starting as Vice President of Process Improvement, West has been instrumental in leading initiatives in finance, merchandising, store operations, and the supply chain. Beginning in 2019, he led the DG Fresh initiative from concept through design and implementation.
“We are always excited to announce internal promotions,” said Jeff Owen, Chief Operating Officer. “Tony and Rod are two outstanding leaders that each respectively brings a wealth of leadership, knowledge, and experience to the supply chain team. We are confident they will help continue to drive our organization forward, and we congratulate them as they embark on new Dollar General leadership roles.”
Preceding the promotion of Zuazo, Mike Kindy will retire after serving Dollar General since 2008 when he started as Vice President of Distribution. Kindy has held his most recent role of EVP of Global Supply Chain since 2018.
Throughout his time with Dollar General, Kindy has driven forward great expansion efforts, highlighted by the addition of nine distribution centers and the creation of the DG Fresh supply chain that includes 10 DG Fresh facilities. He has also led the creation of the DG Private Fleet network that includes over 550 drivers.
“Mike’s retirement comes after an outstanding career marked by exceptional leadership in supply chain innovation and operational excellence,” added Owen. “The entire Dollar General leadership team is extremely grateful for Mike’s contributions for the past 13 years. We recognize Mike’s dedication and achievements and wish him and his family the very best in this next chapter.”
Cheers to all three men as they take these new steps forward!