Dollar General promotes 5 execs

Dollar General has made five internal, executive promotions just days after naming a new exec-VP of store operations and less than a month since naming a new CEO. Two promotions are within the merchandising business and three are in the global supply chain area.

Cindy Long has been promoted to senior VP, general merchandise manager and will be responsible for the apparel and home categories. Long has worked for Dollar General since 201, and has prior experience at Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Gabriel Brothers and Family Dollar.

Also in merchandising, Carol Nakauchi will now be VP, division merchandise manager, overseeing the home department including domestics, housewares and home décor. She has been with the retailer since 2010 and previously held leadership positions at Longs, Britanne, Cost Plus World Market, Discovery Channel Retail, Natural Wonders and Gymboree.

Steve Jacobson is now Dollar General's senior VP, global sourcing operations and is tasked with expanding the company's global sourcing footprint. He has been at Dollar General since 2009 and worked for Outdoor Living Plus, Kmart, Rite Aid and Big V earlier in his career.

Mike Kindy was promoted to senior VP, global supply chain, with responsibilities for transportation, inventory and demand management, demand planning and supply chain solutions. Kindy started at Dollar General in 2007 and previously worked in supply chain management at Conagra, Safeway and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Lastly, Jeff Harpole was named VP of transportation, a role in which he will oversee trucking and global supply chain logistics. Like Kindy, he has been working for Dollar General since 2007. Harpole worked at Schneider National in transportation and client management prior to Dollar General. Story