AutoZone announced the appointment of Michael Calbert to its board of directors.
“The addition of Mike to our board of directors will further enhance the depth of experiences and the skill sets represented on our Board,” said Bill Rhodes, AutoZone’s chairman, president and CEO. “We are very fortunate to add this exceptional leader to our board.”
Calbert currently serves as chairman of the board of Dollar General and is lead director of the Brookshire Grocery Co. in Tyler, Texas.
Calbert joined Randall’s Food Markets in 1994 and served as the chief financial officer from 1997 until it was sold in September 1999. He joined the private equity firm KKR & Co. in January 2000 and was directly involved with several KKR portfolio companies until his retirement in January 2014. He led the retail-industry team within KKR’s private equity platform prior to his retirement and served as a consultant to KKR from his retirement until June 2015.
Calbert also previously worked as a certified public accountant and consultant with Arthur Andersen Worldwide from 1985 to 1994, where his primary focus was the retail and consumer industry.
With the addition, AutoZone has 12 board members.