Tractor Supply Company has appointed Thomas Kingsbury to the company’s board of directors.
Kingsbury is a 40-year retail veteran and has served as a senior executive with several major retailers, including Kohl’s Corporation and The May Department Stores Company. He has served as president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors for Burlington Stores, Inc., since December 2008 and was appointed chairman in May 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to our board of directors,” said Cynthia Jamison, Tractor Supply Company’s Chairman of the Board. “Tom is a talented leader with a pulse on consumer behavior and purchasing patterns, as well as an expert in merchandising strategies that drive market share growth and margin improvement. As we continue to focus on linking our physical and digital storefronts into one seamless shopping environment through the ONETractor initiative, we look forward to the contributions Tom will bring to the company.”
“Tractor Supply has an extremely authentic brand with a proven store growth strategy, unique merchandising assortments, and knowledgeable team members that have made them the leading authority in the rural lifestyle segment,” Kingsbury said. “I’m excited to be joining the company’s board as Tractor Supply continues to implement strategic initiatives to enhance shareholder value.
Based in Brentwood, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States and operates 1,665 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states.