Dollar Tree Shuffles Enterprise-Level Leadership
Dollar Tree, Inc. has made changes to its organizational structure and leadership team, including promoting Michael A. Witynski to enterprise president of Dollar Tree, Inc. Additionally, Duncan Mac Naughton, president of Family Dollar, is leaving the company, for unspecified reasons.
“The reorganization enhances our ability to accelerate the timetable for implementing initiatives designed to improve margins and reduce costs for the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar segments,” said Witynski.
Witynski will lead the merchandising, store operations, and supply chain functions for the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar business segments. His principal focus will be on improving enterprise-wide operational efficiency and reducing distribution costs across both store brands. Witynski has been president and chief operating officer of Dollar Tree Stores since June 2017. Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Witynski was President of Shaw’s Supermarkets, and held senior leadership roles at Supervalu, Inc. during his 29-year career in the grocery industry.
In addition, Richard L. McNeely has been promoted to chief merchandising officer of Dollar Tree, Inc., and will lead the merchandising, marketing, and global sourcing functions for the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar business segments. His primary focus will be on improving enterprise-wide merchandising margins while improving value for the customer, reporting to Witynski.
Thomas R. O’Boyle, Jr. has also been promoted to chief operating officer of Dollar Tree, Inc., and will lead the store operations and real estate functions for the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar business segments. Among other things, he will be focused on optimizing real estate, improving customer experience, and addressing recent issues around inventory shrink, also reporting to Witynski.
“These and other actions we are taking are designed to increase enterprise-wide focus and accountability,” stated CEO Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree, Inc. “With Mike, Rick and Tom, we will have our senior-most talent working together across the platform with more urgency to move the needle on metrics that will help us deliver greater value for our shareholders and customers.”
These changes, effective immediately, follow the recently completed consolidation of the organization’s two store support centers to the Company’s corporate office in Chesapeake, Virginia.
“Mike Witynski has been a key executive in driving performance across the organization,” added Philbin. “In particular, Mike has led the Store Excellence operational initiatives and merchandising programs to drive sales and margin, and has been hands-on in managing our tariff mitigation efforts the past eighteen months. His promotion to enterprise president will continue our progression of elevating our customer-facing efforts in merchandising and operations.”