Greensburg Provides Lessons
Hutch native, Kroger CEO’s speech focuses on his personal insights.
It was billed as a lecture, but corporate executive David Dillon’s remarks Wednesday in Hutchinson at times sounded like a love-letter/thank-you note to his hometown.
“This really is coming home,” the Hutchinson native and chairman and chief executive officer of the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. told those attending Hutchinson Community College’s Dillon Lecture at the Sports Arena.
Talking about lessons learned, Dillon started with the 2007 tornado that wiped out much of Greensburg, including the Dillons grocery store and a Kwik Shop.
Immediately, company officials determined, the Kwik Shop should be rebuilt. But what about the grocery store?