BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Appoints President & COO

by Katie Lee

Westborough, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (BJ’s) has named Christopher J. Baldwin as president and chief operating officer, effective September 8, 2015. Baldwin will have responsibility for business operations including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations and will also join BJ’s board of directors.

“I am very excited to welcome Chris to the BJ’s team,” says CEO Laura Sen.

Baldwin brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the retail and consumer products industries. Before joining BJ’s, he was most recently CEO of Hess Retail Corporation, an operator of over 1,300 fuel and convenience stores on the East Coast prior to its successful sale to Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The company operates 208 clubs and 123 gas stations in 15 states. BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

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