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
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