CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has promoted Gary Philbin to president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007. Bob Sasser continues to lead the company as its CEO.
“I am thrilled to have Gary assume this new role,” said Sasser. “As COO, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and superb business judgment, and he has been a major contributor to our growth and success. Among his many notable achievements are the improvement of Dollar Tree customer satisfaction and shopping experience and the integration of our Canadian stores.”
Philbin has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and received an MBA from Xavier University. After spending 30 years in the retail grocery industry where he held senior-level positions in both merchandising and operations, he joined Dollar Tree as SVP of stores in December 2001.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunities before us,” added Sasser. “We have a concept that customers love, a vision of where we want to go, and the people, infrastructure, and capital to take us there. Gary will provide experienced leadership as we continue with the profitable expansion of our business.”
Dollar Tree operates 4,763 stores in 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces.