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New execs named at Tractor Supply


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company announced Monday that Alexander Stanton has been appointed as SVP supply chain and Christine Skold has been appointed as VP investor relations, strategy and tractor value system.

Stanton will be responsible for logistics, transportation, distribution centers, inventory management and pricing. Stanton joined Tractor Supply Company in April 2006 as VP finance and was later promoted to SVP finance and strategy. In his new role, he will report directly to Gregory Sandfort , president and chief merchandising officer.

Skold will assume the investor relations and strategic planning functions previously held by Stanton and will retain management responsibilities for TVS, the company's continuous improvement program based on LEAN principles. Skold joined Tractor Supply Company in September 2002 and has held prior leadership roles in accounting, internal audit and TVS. In her new role, she will continue to report to Anthony Crudele, CFO.

Jim Wright , chairman and CEO, stated, "Tractor Supply Company has achieved many milestones over the last several years including growing our store base, improving our organization and generating solid financial results. Our performance is due in large part to the dedication and strength of our team members. We are very pleased to announce these two management promotions, which recognize the respective achievements of Alex and Christine, both of whom exhibit our company's highest standards of integrity and a passion for the business. We look forward to their continued contributions as we progress on our long-term strategic initiatives. Further, these promotions are great examples of our ongoing efforts to develop key leaders within our company."

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