Pet Supplies “Plus” names president and CEO

Farmington Hills, Mich. -- Pet specialty retailer Pet Supplies “Plus” announced Wednesday that it has promoted Dave Bolen to president and CEO, effective immediately.

Bolen joined the company on May 2 as president, arriving from Petco where he was executive VP and chief merchandising officer.

Prior to Petco, Bolen was executive VP merchandising, marketing and supply chain for Jo-Ann Stores.

Harvey Solway has been promoted from CEO to Executive Chairman.

Pet Supplies “Plus” is the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States with 243 stores in 22 eastern states. The company was acquired by Irving Place Capital in 2010.