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Pet Supplies "Plus" names new president

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Pet Supplies "Plus" announced that Dave Bolen will join the company as president, effective May 2. PSP, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States, according to the company.

Bolen most recently spent five years at Petco Animal Supplies, a national retailer of pet food and supplies, as EVP and chief merchandising officer. Prior to Petco, he served as EVP merchandising, marketing and supply chain at Jo-Ann Stores, a leading specialty retailer of fabric and craft supplies.

Harvey Solway, CEO of Pet Supplies "Plus", said, "We are thrilled that Dave has chosen to join PSP in this key leadership role. Dave's depth and breadth of experience will be a tremendous asset to the company as we capitalize on our growth opportunities. Since our transaction was consummated with Irving Place Capital in September 2010, we have assembled a strong group of executives to lead supply chain, merchandising, real estate, finance and human resources. With Dave's leadership, we look forward to working together as a team to expand our business while continuing to provide our customers with unparalleled service, compelling product assortments and competitive value."

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