BJ's names new COO, former Hess Retail CEO

BJ's Wholesale Club named former Hess Retail CEO Christopher Baldwin as its new president and COO. He will oversee all business operations including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations.

As a 30-year veteran in the retail and consumer products industry, Baldwin led more than 1,300 Hess fuel and convenience stores before its successful sale to Marathon. Before Hess, he was president of snacks at Kraft Foods, president of North America at Hershey, and held leadership roles at Procter and Gamble.

"I am very excited to welcome Chris to the BJ's team," said Laura Sen, BJ's CEO. "Chris' record of excellence in leading large and successful organizations in the retail and consumer sectors will help us to build upon BJ's strong heritage of offering a distinctive shopping experience and deep value proposition to BJ's millions of loyal members."

Baldwin will also join BJ's board of directors.

"I am privileged and excited to have the opportunity to join BJ's terrific team," Baldwin said. "BJ's operates a unique and well positioned model within the very exciting wholesale club retail channel. I look forward to working with BJ's executives, team members, and its Board of Directors to help bring value to all our stakeholders."  Press Release