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Dollar General Promotes Rod West to Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain; Jeff Owen Shares

Dollar General Promotes Rod West to Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain; Jeff Owen Shares


GOODLETTSVILLE, TN
Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

A new name tag is being printed at the Dollar General (DG) headquarters, and on it says “Rod West.” Effective September 1, the industry vet was named as the new Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain, a role in which he will lead distribution center operations, transportation, supply chain modernization, and the private fleet.

Rod West, Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Dollar GeneralMost recently, West served as DG’s Senior Vice President of Distribution, a release stated. He first joined the company in 2005 as Vice President of Process Improvement and led supply chain, finance, merchandising, marketing, and store operations initiatives over the last 18 years.

From 2019–2021, he was Vice President of Perishables Grower and Development, during which he strategically led the DG Fresh initiative from creation to implementation.

The retailer announced Rod West has become Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain, effective September 1, 2023

Before DG, West held roles of increasing responsibility within the retail and consumer products consulting practice at Kurt Salmon Associates. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Clark Atlanta University and from Georgia Tech, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Additionally, West serves on the Board of Directors for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is a former executive sponsor of the Company’s African American Employee Resource Group.

Jeff Owen, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General“Rod is an outstanding leader who will continue driving Dollar General forward through his considerable internal knowledge and experience on our supply chain team,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident his leadership and expertise will further benefit Dollar General’s business, customers, and communities.”

To read more about West and his experience, click here.

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