APPLETON, Wis. & BRAINERD, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mills Fleet Farm, a Midwestern, value-based retailer of lifestyle merchandise serving active, outdoor families and suburban and farm consumers, today announced the appointment of Wayne Sales as Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Sales succeeds Duncan Mac Naughton, who is stepping down to join Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), effective immediately. Mills Fleet Farm’s existing executive management team will continue in their current roles.
“It has been such an honor to lead Mills Fleet Farm. With its fantastic team, rich heritage, and great service, the company is well capitalized and poised for further growth. I expect to see great things from Mills Fleet Farm in the future, and I look forward to supporting the team through the transition and as a longtime customer,” Duncan Mac Naughton said.
Wayne Sales is an experienced and respected retail executive, with a track record of more than 40 years in the industry. Sales, who currently serves on Mills Fleet Farm’s Board of Directors, was formerly CEO and President of Canadian Tire, one of the largest retailers in Canada, where he presided over significant growth and transformation until stepping down in 2006. Most recently, Sales served as Chairman, CEO, and President of SUPERVALU from 2012 to 2013. During his career, Sales has served on the boards of directors of several major retailers, including Canadian Tire, SUPERVALU / Albertson’s, Tim Hortons, and Toys “R” Us, and has held leadership positions across merchandising, distribution, marketing and store operations management.
“Having been involved in Mills Fleet Farm at the board level and as a lifelong student of retail, I’ve seen firsthand the strength of the team, the brand and the value proposition it offers customers. There is no other company like Mills Fleet Farm, and I am excited and ready to jump in and join the team to continue the positive momentum that is already well underway,” Wayne Sales, Interim CEO of Mills Fleet Farm, said.
ABOUT MILLS FLEET FARM
Founded in 1955 by Stewart Mills Sr. along with his sons, Henry Mills II and Stewart Mills Jr., with major operations in Appleton, Wisconsin and Brainerd, Minnesota, Mills Fleet Farm is a Midwestern, value-based retailer of lifestyle merchandise serving active, outdoor families and suburban and farm consumers. The retailer has a diversified offering of merchandise and also offers a number of services such as convenience stores, gas stations, car wash and auto service. The company operates 36 stores located throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota. For additional information about Mills Fleet Farm, please visit Mills Fleet Farm’s website at www.fleetfarm.com.