James D. Sinegal
Sinegal was one of the principal founders of Costco in 1983. As CEO, he has built the fledgling wholesale shopping center into the largest such organization in the United States, outpacing both Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale. Though he built a $40+ billion operation with over 400 retail centers and 40 million members, Sinegal is best known for his progressive management practices which have enabled Costco to benefit from low employee turnover and high productivity.


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