Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., the omnichannel retailer announces the appointment of the independent Chair of the Board. Harriet Edelman will be taking over immediately, replacing Patrick Gaston.
The company is a retailer in domestic merchandise and home furnishings. The Company has a large variety of products such as textile products, amenities and goods in the cruise line, healthcare, hospitality, and other industries.
Gaston was the director of the Company for 13 years and will not be standing for re-election at 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Edelman was previously the Chair of the Audit Committee. Her position will be filled by Joshua Schechter as she takes over her duties as Chair of Board.
About Harriet Edelman
She holds over 30 years worth experience as a senior executive. Edelman is currently serving on the board of directors of Brinker International Inc. and Assurant Inc. She spent over 25 years at Avon Products Inc. and the Chairman of Emigrant Bank’s special advisor.
Edelman has held leadership positions in business strategy and transformation, global supply chain marketing, new product development, sales, and IT. She also holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Bucknell University.
The President and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond, Mark Tritton speaks regarding this appointment. He is grateful to Gaston for his guidance of the company. He has overseen a monumental change in the governance, leadership and strategy of the business.
Edelman speaks of the honour of taking up the position of the chair in a company of such prestige. She aims to ignite growth and profitability through inspiring associates of the company. She continues to relay her appreciation to Gaston for his years of leadership and for navigating the company through a pandemic.