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Tractor Supply appoints former beauty exec as information chief

Tractor Supply Company has named former Ulta Beauty executive Robert D. Mills as SVP and chief information officer, succeeding James Callison. Mills will also serve on the company’s executive committee.

Callison, who informed the company last year about his plans to retire, will remain on-board for an undisclosed amount of time while the transition is completed.

"We are very pleased to welcome Rob to the Tractor Supply team. Information technology continues to be an important area of both investment and opportunity for our company. Rob's extensive retail experience in strategic technology planning, e-commerce, and operations leadership qualify him as the ideal fit to lead the continued development of our technology systems and platform. Additionally, we would like to thank James Callison for his years of service and dedication to Tractor Supply and his assistance through the transition. All of us at Tractor Supply congratulate James on his impending retirement."

Mills was most recently the chief information officer for Ulta Beauty. From 2005 to 2011, he was VP, chief information officer for the online business unit at Sears Holdings, where he began as an information technology customer relationship leader in 2001. Prior to 2001, Mills held roles at Allstate Insurance, Rockwell International Telecommunications Division and Household Finance Corporation.

Tractor Supply Company operates 1,276 stores in 48 states.

 

 

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