Bestbuy Distributors Limited has appointed Bill Hay as its new president. Hay will assume his new role effective May 15 and will be based at Bestbuy’s head office in Mississauga, Ontario. Reporting directly to the board, Hay will have overall responsibility for Bestbuy’s operations and will be the primary contact between the board and Bestbuy’s management team.
“Bill’s strong leadership skills and record of accomplishments in implementing creative promotions, sales and marketing strategies will be a great addition to the Bestbuy management team,” said Chairman Douglas Squires.
Hay will work closely with the board chairman to ensure a smooth transition in his assumption of the leadership of Bestbuy’s senior management team. He will play an instrumental role in helping to establish and lead Bestbuy’s future direction. There will be no changes to Bestbuy’s organization or reporting structure with this new appointment.
Hay joins Bestbuy having spent more than 30 years with Dayco Canada Corp., where he held a variety of leadership roles including regional sales manager, manager – national accounts, national sales manager and vice president, sales and marketing with overall responsibility for Canada. After Dayco, Hay held increasingly more senior roles at Uni-Select and most recently was the regional vice president – Central and Atlantic.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Bestbuy organization as president. My history with Bestbuy dates to my junior days where Bestbuy’s wonderful reference was instrumental in helping me launch a successful 35-year supplier career. I feel very blessed to be joining the Bestbuy family. As for me, it almost feels like coming home. I look forward to working with the board, shareholders, the management group and the staff at the offices and distribution centers across Canada,” said Hay.