WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. (BJ's) announced today that Robert Steele will be joining BJ's Board of Directors, effective March 24, 2016.
Mr. Steele currently serves on an advisory board for CVC Capital Partners, who with Leonard Green & Partners are the principal owners of BJ's. Prior to joining CVC, Mr. Steele served as Vice Chairman of Global Health & Well-Being at Procter & Gamble Company from 2007 until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Steele held numerous leadership positions in his 35 years with P&G including Group President of Global Household Care, Group President of North America, Vice President North America Home Care, and a variety of Brand Management/Sales positions. He has served on several Boards of Directors, including Kellogg Company, Beam Company, and for over 20 years served as a Trustee of The St. Joseph Home for Handicapped Children. In addition to his advisory role at CVC, Mr. Steele serves on the Boards of Directors of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., and Berry Plastics.
Mr. Steele brings rich industry expertise in his role as an adviser to CVC. "I am thrilled to have an executive of Rob's talent and experience joining our Board," said Chris Baldwin, BJ's President and Chief Executive Officer. "I look forward to having the benefit of Rob's expertise and guidance as we manage BJ's going forward."
About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 213 clubs and 128 gas stations in 15 states.
BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with more top-quality, leading brands including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, which are all backed by BJ's 100% money-back guarantee; more fresh foods from USDA Choice meats to premium produce to delicious organics in many supermarket sizes; and more great value and amazing savings every day. BJ's is also the only membership club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience offers the most payment options.
BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
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