Dollar General Promotes Rod West
Aug 31, 2023
West Promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Effective September 1
“Rod is an outstanding leader who will continue driving Dollar General forward through his considerable internal knowledge and experience on our supply chain team,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “I am confident his leadership and expertise will further benefit Dollar General’s business, customers and communities.”
West joined Dollar General in 2005 as vice president of process improvement and led supply chain, finance, merchandising, marketing and store operations initiatives during the past 18 years. Notably, West formerly served as the vice president of perishables growth and development from 2019 to 2021 where he strategically led the DG Fresh initiative from ideation to full implementation.
Prior to joining Dollar General, West held roles of increasing responsibility within the retail and consumer products consulting practice at Kurt Salmon Associates. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Clark Atlanta University and from Georgia Tech, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Additionally, West serves on the Board of Directors for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is a former executive sponsor of the Company’s African American Employee Resource Group.
Today, Dollar General’s DG Distribution network consists of 31 distribution centers, which employ more than 15,000 individuals.
About Rod West
Rod West was named Dollar General’s Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain effective September 1, 2023. He leads the company’s distribution center operations, transportation, supply chain modernization, and private fleet.
Rod joined Dollar General in 2005 as Vice President, Process Improvement and has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his 18 years of Serving Others. He has led initiatives in supply chain, finance, merchandising, operations and store development, including the strategic design and full implementation of the DG Fresh initiative from 2019 to 2021. Rod’s can be attributed to the various leadership roles he has held during his tenure including, Vice President of Perishables Growth and Development and most recently as Senior Vice
Rod has nearly 30 years of supply chain and retail operations experience with extensive knowledge in strategy development, implementation and process improvement. Prior to joining Dollar General, he held several roles with Kurt Salmon Associates where he oversaw the transformation of store operations, led the launch of new product lines and services and increased inventory productivity for numerous clients in the retail and consumer products space.
Rod earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Clark Atlanta University and his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Additionally, Rod serves on the Board of Directors for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is a former executive sponsor of the Company’s African American Employee Resource Group.