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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added Advance Auto Parts veteran Michael Creedon Jr. to its executive team, naming him chief operating officer.

“Mike’s impressive career in retail is rooted in a deep knowledge and understanding of his customers,” Dollar Tree president and chief executive officer Mike Witynski in announcing the hire. “Mike will be instrumental in driving the execution of our strategy, and a key leader supporting our culture transformation in Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada stores.”

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Creedon most recently served as executive vice president for U.S. stores at Advance Auto Parts, a position he has held since March 2021. Creedon first joined Advance Auto Parts in 2013, spending about four years as president of the company’s Autopart International subsidiary before becoming division president of the company’s North Division, including Autopart International, from 2017 to 2020, and then serving as president, U.S. Stores, from 2020 to 2021.

Prior to joining Advance, Creedon was vice president and general manager, North America Sales and Operations, at Sensormatic LLC, the retail security division of Tyco International (U.S.) Inc. Prior to his role with Sensormatic, Creedon held multiple leadership roles within Tyco International and ADT Security, another division of Tyco.

“I look forward to joining the Dollar Tree organization at this key stage in its transformation,” Creedon said. “We will be committed to improving the in-store experience for our shoppers, as Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are well-positioned to be a critical solve for the millions of households dealing with historic inflation. My team will be focused on improving operational processes and efficiencies to better support our store associates and field leaders, and the customers they serve. We will be focused on recruiting, training and retaining key retail associates and helping them build their careers at Dollar Tree.”

The addition of Creedon is one of a number of recent leadership changes at Dollar Tree, Witynski pointed out.

“With Mike Creedon’s arrival and our recent appointments of Jeff Davis, Bobby Aflatooni, Larry Gatta and John Flanigan, we are truly building a world-class retail leadership team that will help to accelerate the growth of the company,” he said. “In the coming months, I will continue to fill key roles and announce new executive team members. We have a bright future and it is an exciting time to be part of Dollar Tree!”