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Tractor Supply elevates Lee Downing to EVP, store ops

Tractor Supply this week promoted Lee Downing to EVP, store operations. In conjunction with his promotion, Downing will assume added leadership responsibilities for the company's real estate team.

Downing will also be responsible for the strategic new store site selection, facilitation of store openings and ongoing maintenance, in addition to other real estate functions. He joined Tractor Supply October 2010 as SVP, store operations.

"We are delighted to announce Lee's well-earned promotion to EVP, store operations. Upon joining Tractor Supply, Lee quickly embraced our company's culture and became an effective leader of our store operations team,” said president and CEO Greg Sandfort. “Lee continues to demonstrate a passionate and dedicated management style that reinforces our company's mission and values. We look forward to Lee's continued contributions as we grow our company and continue to create jobs in the communities we serve."

Tractor Supply operates 1,276 stores in 48 states.