It is always a bittersweet moment when we announce news of departures. However, the work and path of success these leaders have laid will always be remembered. Hy-Vee’s own Randy Edeker is one such leader. News broke that the Chief Executive Officer will be stepping down from his role at the end of September. He will be succeeded by current Vice Chairman and President of Supply Chain and Subsidiaries Aaron Wiese.
“Aaron is ready to help me lead the company as Chief Executive Officer,” Edeker noted. “He has a strong vision for the total breadth of our company and is extremely knowledgeable in many areas. With Aaron as CEO, Hy-Vee continues to be positioned for incredible growth and innovation.”
Edeker will remain on the Hy-Vee leadership team as Chairman of the Board of Directors. According to KCRG.com, Edeker revealed that Jeremy Gosch will remain as Hy-Vee’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Jeremy has incredible knowledge of our retail business and has a strong sense of urgency to meet the challenging times we live in today,” continued Edeker. “He has a great understanding of how we need to continue to evolve our company to grow, which will keep us on a path toward continued success as one of the best grocers in the U.S.”
In these roles, Weise and Gosch will continue to report to Edeker.
“Both Aaron and Jeremy have been trusted leaders of our executive team for many years, and I am thankful for the leadership they continue to provide our great company,” said Edeker. “With this announcement, I can continue to focus on Hy-Vee’s strategy and evolution in today’s changing environment while Jeremy can focus on overseeing our stores and Aaron can focus on the day-to-day operations of the overall company.”
We wish each of these distinguished leaders the best of luck as they take on their roles.