BJ’s Wholesale Club Appoints Bob Eddy as Chairman of the Board; Rob Steele and Chris Baldwin Comment
MARLBOROUGH, MA - Three cheers for Bob Eddy! The President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club was recently elevated to Chairman of the Board of Directors. In taking on this new role, Eddy succeeds long-time executive Chris Baldwin, effective June 15, 2023.
Eddy, who has served on the Board of Directors since 2021, joined the company in 2007. According to a press release, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and served as EVP, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from 2018 to April 2021. At that time, he was appointed President and CEO.
Prior to joining BJ’s, Eddy worked for retail and consumer products companies as a member of the audit and business advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California.
Rob Steele, the board’s Lead Independent Director, commented on the leadership transition.
“We have observed Bob’s clear passion for the company in the boardroom as well as through the successful execution of our long-term vision,” said Steele. “We believe that Bob’s role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will further strengthen the collaborative relationship between management and the board, balanced with appropriate oversight embodied in our independent directors and in my role as Lead Independent Director. I look forward to continue working with Bob as Chairman.”
Baldwin will remain on the company’s board as a Director.
“Bob’s strong leadership, strategic vision, and deep commitment to BJ’s have played an integral role in the transformation of our business over the years,” said Baldwin. “Having worked closely with Bob over the past eight years, both as a fellow Director and as part of the management team, I am confident that the combination of his leadership as Chief Executive Officer and guidance as Chairman positions the company well for long-term growth and value creation.”
We look forward to seeing what BJ’s does under this new guidance.