Harvey Solway

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the third-largest pet specialty retailer in the United States, announced that Harvey Solway, executive chairman of the company, is retiring effective Dec. 31. Solway, 60, began his twenty-year career with Pet Supplies Plus as EVP and general counsel and served as the company's CEO from January 1993 through June 2011. Solway led PSP through its formative years and was instrumental in growing the business to its 92 corporate and 159 franchise stores today, the company reported. "Harvey has been a key member of the PSP leadership team and a respected leader in

Pet specialty retailer Pet Supplies “Plus” 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 vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Private equity firm Irving Place Capital said Thursday it will acquire pet specialty retailer Pet Supplies "Plus".Irving Place Capital said it will be investing in partnership with Pet Supplies “Plus” CEO Harvey Solway, COO Dominic Buccellato and CFO Richard Valade.� � The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010.Pet Supplies “Plus” currently operates 240 franchised stores in 22 states. Following the transaction, 92 stores will be converted to company-operated stores, with the remaining stores continuing as franchised stores.�

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