The Pantry names Harris Teeter vet chairman of the board

Cary, N.C. -- The board of directors of The Pantry Inc. has elected Thomas W. "Tad" Dickson, former chairman and CEO of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., to serve as chairman of the board of directors. He replaces Edwin J. Holman, who was chairman of the board since September 2009.

Dickson most recently served as chairman and CEO of Harris Teeter, from February 1997 up to the company's sale to The Kroger Co. in January 2014, and as chairman of its board of directors from March 2006 to January 2014. Prior to serving as chairman and CEO, Dickson served in various executive posts at Harris Teeter and its former subsidiary, the textile company American & Efird, Inc., and as a director of Harris Teeter from February 1997 to January 2014.


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