Dollar Tree on Monday announced that Mike Kindy is the company’s new chief supply chain officer.
Kindy has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and distribution center operations, according to Dollar Tree’s announcement. He’s held leadership positions at ConAgra Foods, Safeway and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Most recently, Kindy served as executive vice president of global supply chain at rival Dollar General. During his tenure with Dollar General, Kindy oversaw the addition of nine traditional distribution centers, the inception of the DG Fresh supply chain, and the creation of the DG private fleet. The expanded private fleet of trucks gives the company more operational control of its supply chain, sibling publication Transport Dive reported last year.
“I’m eager to work with the talented people of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar to reshape our supply chain, improve the associate and customer experience and contribute in a significant way to the company’s overall performance,” Kindy said in the announcement. “Efficiencies and productivity improvements come from many places – we’ll get to the next level by using the right data, analytics and automation to drive results.”
Current Dollar Tree CEO Rick Dreiling joined the company in January. He too worked at Dollar General, serving as CEO from 2008 to 2015. Dreiling called Kindy a “high-caliber leader” who will build the company’s next chapter of growth.
Kindy will fill a leadership role at a Fortune 200 company that had 16,340 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in 48 states and five provinces in Canada as of Jan. 28. The company employed about 207,500 people at that time.
For the 2022 fiscal year ending Jan. 28, Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree reported a consolidated net sales increase of 7.6% to $28.3 billion, gross profit of nearly $9 billion, a 15.5% rise, and operating income of $2.2 billion, a 23.5% increase.
Dollar Tree plans to discuss its business segments, growth strategies and financial outlook at its June 21 investor conference.