MERRIMACK, N.H.-Brookstone has appointed Stephen Bebis as the company’s new president and CEO.
Bebis succeeds Ron Boire, who left the lifestyle retailer in January to join Sears Holdings as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president of the Sears and Kmart formats. In the meantime, Jackson Tai, Brookstone’s chairman, had served as interim president and CEO. Bebis has also joined Brookstone’s board of directors.
Before taking his new role, Bebis was founder, president and CEO of Golf Town, the Canadian specialty golf-products retailer. His retail career began with Sears, from which he moved to Grossman’s Lumber Chain, The Home Depot, Aikenhead’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Home Depot Canada and Jumbo Sports. He launched Golf Town in 1998.