name: Alan T. Dickson
Alan T. Dickson is one of the "founding fathers" of modern day Charlotte, North Carolina. Dickson was a highly-regarded business and community
leader who served on the boards of numerous corporations, schools and foundations. In 1968, Dickson joined his brother Stuart to take the diversified
holdings of the R.S. Dickson Company to create the Ruddick Corporation traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Under the new corporation name Ruddick,
Alan served as President until 1994 (he later became Chairman). The company quickly acquired the Harris Teeter chain of stores in 1969.