FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States, announced that Harvey Solway, executive chairman of the company, is retiring effective Dec. 31.
Solway, 60, began his twenty-year career with Pet Supplies Plus as EVP and general counsel and served as the company's CEO from January 1993 through June 2011. Solway led PSP through its formative years and was instrumental in growing the business to its 92 corporate and 159 franchise stores today, the company reported.
"Harvey has been a key member of the PSP leadership team and a respected leader in the pet specialty industry for many years," said David Bolen, PSP's president and CEO. "Having led the successful integration of our company-operated stores, franchise stores and distribution operations, Harvey has positioned us well for continued growth in the future. Harvey's industry experience, business savvy and the culture he has created have been great assets to our company, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors."