Tractor Supply names new board member

Mark Weikel, the president and CEO of Luxottica Retail Optical North America, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tractor Supply Co.

At Luxottica, Weikel leads a brand portfolio that includes LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical and Target Optical, which generates more than $3.0 billion in revenue systemwide. Prior to his various positions at Luxottica, he served in executives positions for Lord & Taylor, Victoria's Secret Stores and the MAY Department Stores Co.

"I am excited by the opportunity to join Tractor Supply's board of directors and the chance to leverage my knowledge around retail operations, merchandise planning and allocation, stores/visual, and production and sourcing,” Weikel said. “I look forward to contributing to the Tractor Supply team as it continues to expand and enhances its position as the leading retailer serving the rural lifestyle."