BRENTWOOD, TN, 2016-Feb-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced two management promotions. Benjamin F. Parrish, Jr. has been promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Real Estate and Construction, and Kurt D. Barton has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Controller.
In conjunction with his promotion, Mr. Parrish will assume leadership responsibilities for the Company’s Real Estate and Construction department in addition to his previous responsibilities for Compliance, Legal, Loss Prevention, Risk Management, Safety, and Stewardship. Mr. Parrish joined Tractor Supply Company in 2010 as Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Parrish will continue to report to Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Barton, who has held the position of Vice President, Controller since 2009, will continue to have responsibility for the Company’s Accounting, Tax, Purchasing and Master Data departments. Mr. Barton joined Tractor Supply Company in 1999 as Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting, and served as Director, Internal Audit from 2002 until 2009. Mr. Barton will continue to report to Tony Crudele, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
About Tractor Supply Company
At December 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,488 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, 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 heating, 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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