BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Lee Downing has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Store Operations, effective April 14, 2014. In conjunction with his promotion, Lee will assume added leadership responsibilities for the Company's Real Estate team.
In addition to leading the store operations and store support administration teams, Mr. Downing will be responsible for the strategic new store site selection, facilitation of store openings and ongoing maintenance, in addition to other real estate functions. Mr. Downing joined Tractor Supply Company in October 2010 as Senior Vice President, Store Operations.
Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are delighted to announce Lee's well-earned promotion to EVP, Store Operations. Upon joining Tractor Supply, Lee quickly embraced our Company's culture and became an effective leader of our store operations team. Lee continues to demonstrate a passionate and dedicated management style that reinforces our Company's Mission and Values. We look forward to Lee's continued contributions as we grow our Company and continue to create jobs in the communities we serve."
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.