Mr. Gary M. Philbin became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Tree, Inc. and was appointed to the Board of Directors on September 18, 2017. Previously, Mr. Philbin was the Enterprise President of Dollar Tree since December 2016. From July 2015 to December 2016, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Family Dollar Stores and from March 2007 to July 2015, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Dollar Tree. He previously served as Dollar Tree's Senior Vice President of Stores since December 2001. Mr. Philbin joined Dollar Tree after a thirty year career in the retail grocery industry. This included serving as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Grand Union from 1997 through the year of the company's sale in 2000. Prior to Grand Union, he held senior executive level positions with SuperValu from 1996 to 1997, and A&P, from 1993 to 1996. In his career, Mr. Philbin held roles in both merchandising and operations at the corporate level. His career started with the Kroger Company where he held increasing positions of responsibility over a twenty-year career.
Dollar Tree, Inc. is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1 or less. A Fortune 500 company, Dollar Tree is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and operates 13,600 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada. Its stores are supported by a nationwide logistics network of ten distribution centers. The company operates one dollar stores under the names of Dollar Tree and Dollar Bills. The company also operates a multiprice-point variety chain under the name Deals.