April 20, 2021 at 03:49PM

BJ’s Wholesale Club has named Bob Eddy as its new president and chief executive officer, according to an announcement.

“Looking ahead, the Board and I are confident that Bob is the right person to lead the Company and to drive profitable growth and long-term shareholder value,” Christopher J. Baldwin, executive chairman, BJ’s Wholesale Club, said in the announcement.

Eddy became a part of the firm in 2007 and was appointed to the position of interim CEO this month after Lee Delaney’s passing.

In 2011, Eddy had taken the role of executive vice president, chief financial officer. And, in 2018, he was appointed to the role of chief administrative officer.

“I’m honored and humbled to lead this growing company and great team. We are a much stronger and better company today than we were at the time of our IPO in 2018,” Eddy said in the announcement.

BJ’s Wholesale Club also announced that Laura Felice has been named executive vice president, chief financial officer and takes the place of Eddy in that position.

Felice will manage finance in addition to investor relations, audit, risk management, treasury, tax, accounting and controls.

“Laura is ideally positioned to serve as our CFO and drive the next phase of our strategy,” Eddy said in the announcement.

Felice became a part of the firm in 2016 as senior vice president, controller and was tasked with the integrity of financial records.

In addition, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced that Paul Cichocki, currently executive vice president, membership, analytics and business transformation, has been named executive vice president, chief commercial officer.

The company also announced that Bill Werner, currently senior vice president, strategic planning and investor relations, has been named executive vice president, strategy and development.

In March, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced that comparable club sales beyond fuel sales increased 15.9 percent, including digitally enabled sales growth of 168 percent, for Q4 fiscal 2020.

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