Dollar Tree executive chair Dreiling will replace CEO Witynski
Dollar Tree Inc said on Tuesday Executive Chairman Richard Dreiling will replace Chief Executive Officer Mike Witynski, nearly a year after agreeing to revamp its board in a settlement with activist investor Mantle Ridge.
Witynski was appointed as the CEO in July 2020 to succeed Gary Philbin, who retired after serving in the role for nearly three years.
Dreiling, 69, who has previously served as chairman and CEO of rival Dollar General, was appointed to Dollar Tree’s board as part of the settlement in March 2022. He will take on the role of top boss at the company effective Jan. 29.
In late 2021, Mantle Ridge pushed for a review of Dollar Tree’s business strategy and Dreiling as the top boss at the discount retailer along with an overhaul of its board.
Last year November, the company lowered its annual profit forecast for the second time as price cuts to attract inflation-wary shoppers pressured its margins.
As part of the settlement with Mantle, Dollar Tree in June announced the exit of finance chief Kevin Wampler and some other top executives.
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