Tractor Supply makes executive promotions

Seth Estep named new EVP, chief merchandise officer.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Tractor Supply Company has made a series of executive promotions.

Seth Estep, senior vice president of general merchandising, has been promoted to executive vice president, chief merchandising officer; John Ordus, senior vice president of store operations, has been named as the company’s executive vice president, chief stores officer; and Colin Yankee, senior vice president of supply chain, has been elevated to executive vice president, chief supply chain officer.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer also announced that Yankee and Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing, have been named to Tractor Supply’s executive committee. Estep and Ordus were already members of the committee.

“Today’s promotions of Seth, John and Colin reflect the confidence that our board of directors and I have in their capabilities and dedication to Tractor Supply’s growth and success,” said Hal Lawton, president and CEO at Tractor Supply. “These executives have tremendous industry insights and have made significant contributions to the Company’s growth over their tenure with Tractor Supply. I look forward to working with Seth, Christi, John and Colin and the rest of the executive team to enable and drive our success in the future.”

Lawton himself became CEO and president of the company at the start of 2020, succeeding retiring CEO Greg Sandfort.

Estep is a 13-year veteran of Tractor Supply and was named has served as senior vice president, general merchandising in April 2017.

Korzekwa has served as senior vice president, marketing of Tractor Supply since February 2015. She joined Tractor Supply in 2012 as vice president, marketing.

Ordus has served as senior vice president, store operations since August 2015. He joined Tractor Supply as a store manager in 2002 and held various leadership roles at the retailer.

Yankee joined Tractor Supply in November 2015 as senior vice president, supply chain.

As of the end of 2019, Tractor Supply operated 1,844 stores in 49 states along with 180 Petsense stores in 26 states.



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