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BJ’s Wholesale Club Names Interim Leader President and CEO

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BJ’s Wholesale Club has appointed Bob Eddy as the company’s new President and CEO. Eddy stepped in as Interim CEO on April 9 when then-President and CEO Lee Delaney passed away unexpectedly.

Eddy also will join BJ’s Board of Directors. Laura Felice — currently SVP and Controller — has been appointed to replace Eddy as CFO.

Eddy joined BJ’s in 2007 and assumed the role of EVP and CFO in 2011. In 2018, he added Chief Administrative Officer to his title. Prior to joining BJ’s, Eddy served multinational manufacturing, technology, retail and consumer products companies as a member of the audit and business advisory practice of PwC. From 2013 to 2017, he also chaired the Financial Executives Council of the National Retail Federation.

“Bob’s leadership, strategic vision and deep knowledge of the business have been pivotal in driving BJ’s Wholesale Club’s transformation and record growth across all key metrics,” said Christopher J. Baldwin, Executive Chairman of BJ’s Wholesale Club in a statement. “We delivered industry-leading results this past year and made significant progress on each of our long-term strategic pillars under Lee’s leadership and we’ll continue to honor his legacy.”

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The company also announced a series of additional promotions, effective immediately:

  • Paul Cichocki, currently EVP, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation, has been named EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, and will oversee merchandising, membership, marketing and analytics; and
  • Bill Werner, currently SVP, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations, has been appointed EVP, Strategy and Development, and will lead the company’s market expansion and other key strategic initiatives.

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