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Speltz Takes Helm at Brookstone as Bebis Resigns

Posted on April 5, 2013 by HFN Staff

MERRIMACK, N.H.-James M. Speltz has been named president and CEO of Brookstone, in the wake of the resignation of Stephen Bebis from those roles.

Bebis' resignation took effect yesterday, and included his departure from the retailer's board of directors. Speltz, who has been with Brookstone since 1998, had been vice president and chief operating officer since January of last year. Prior to that, he had held executive posts overseeing business development and inventory management, and had served in various roles in the information-technology department.

Jackson Tai, Brookstone's chairman, said Speltz "has been a key drive of the company's new revenue initiatives in our retail, e-commerce and wholesale channels. His hands-on leadership and his past roles in building the Brookstone brand and culture will be invaluable as the company addresses the challenges presented by an ever-changing retail environment."