BURNABY, BC, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Best Buy Co., Inc., the world's
largest consumer electronics retailer, today announced Ron Wilson as
its new president and chief operating officer of its Canada operations,
effective immediately. In this role, Wilson will lead the business in
Canada under the Future Shop and Best Buy brands, including online.
"Ron has been an integral part of Best Buy's success in Canada for more
than two decades," said Shari Ballard, executive vice president and
president, Best Buy International. "His exceptional leadership skills,
broad operating experience and strategic agility make him the right
person to lead the organization during this important time as we look
to continue our Renew Blue transformation across our business."
As senior vice president of merchandising and eCommerce since 2008 for
Best Buy Canada, Wilson led the strategic visions of www.bestbuy.ca and www.futureshop.ca, making them the most successful online electronics retail sites in
Canada. Wilson previously managed several other units within Best Buy
Canada, including merchandising, operations and marketing.
"I am very excited to take on this role with a company that I know so
well and truly believe in," said Wilson. "While we are clearly not
satisfied with our recent performance, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop
brands remain strong and I am committed to ensuring that we are well
positioned in the market far into the future."
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.
(NYSE: BBY). We are Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With over
70 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience
with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right
price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every
day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions
that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are
keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed
to developing and implementing business strategies that bring
sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For
information about Best Buy Canada, visit www.BestBuy.ca.
SOURCE: Best Buy Canada
For further information:
Christopher Ian Bennett
Director of Communications