Bed Bath & Beyond promotes trio of C-suite execs

By Eric Strauss
Union | Jun 6, 2018 at 11:46 am

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has made a number of C-suite executive changes as it transforms its home products retail business, it announced recently.

The Union-based company said its chief operating officer, Eugene A. Castagna, has added the title of president, while retaining his COO post; the chief financial officer and treasurer, Susan E. Lattmann, has been promoted to chief administrative officer; and the vice president – finance, Robyn M. D’Elia, has been promoted to CFO and treasurer to succeed Lattmann.

“We are extremely pleased to announce these changes to our leadership structure,” CEO Steven Temares said in a prepared statement. “We have developed a talented team of passionate leaders across our organization, and we will further leverage our internal strengths and talents, as well as take advantage of external expertise, as we progress our transformation and strengthen our position as the expert for home and heartfelt life events.”

All three executives have steadily moved up the management ranks in the financial part of the business.

Castagna has been with Bed Bath & Beyond since November 1994, serving as VP – finance from 2000 to 2006; CFO and treasurer from 2006 to 2014; and COO since 2014.

Lattmann has been with the company since 1996, serving as controller from 2000 to 2001; VP and controller from 2001 to 2006; VP – finance after Castagna, from 2006 to 2014; and as CFO since 2014.

D’Elia also has been with Bed Bath & Beyond since 1996. She was assistant controller from 2000 to 2006; VP – financial planning and control in 2006; VP and controller after Lattmann, from 2006 to 2015; and as VP – finance since 2015, also following Lattmann in the role.

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