Tractor Supply Promotes Barbarick To COO

Tractor Supply Company has promoted Steve Barbarick to president, chief operating officer and Rob Mills to evp/chief technology, digital commerce and strategy officer, both effective immediately.

In addition to his current responsibilities, Barbarick will lead Tractor Supply’s store operations, aligning the company across all store operations, merchandising, marketing and supply chain functions and teams. Barbarick began his career with Tractor Supply Company in 1998 as a buyer and assumed roles of increasing responsibility. He most recently served as president, chief merchandising officer since 2016.

In addition to his current responsibilities for all information technology and corporate strategy functions, Mills will oversee Tractor Supply’s digital commerce operations. Mills most recently served in the role of svp/chief information officer since 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was the chief information officer for Ulta Beauty from 2011. From 2005 to 2011, Mills was the vp/chief information officer for the online business unit at Sears Holdings.

“Today’s promotions reflect Tractor Supply’s strong management talent across our organization who know our industry and are passionate about our customers and our team members,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s CEO.