Gosch part of evolving leadership at Hy-Vee

Jeremy Gosch
Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

Jeremy Gosch, an Aplington-Parkersburg graduate, will remain as president and chief operating officer of Hy-Vee, overseeing all retail operations for the grocery chain’s 285 retail stores, as part of a press release from the company last Wednesday naming a new CEO.

Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO Randy Edeker named Aaron Wiese as the company’s next CEO, effective Oct. 1 of this year.

“Both Aaron and Jeremy have been trusted leaders of our executive team for many years, and I am thankful for the leadership they continue to provide our great company,” said Randy Edeker, chairman of the board and CEO of Hy-Vee. “With this announcement, I can continue to focus on Hy-Vee’s strategy and evolution in today’s changing environment while Jeremy can focus on overseeing our stores and Aaron can focus on the day-to-day operations of the overall company.”

Wiese and Gosch will continue to report to Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman of the board.

Gosch began his Hy-Vee career as a part-time clerk at the Lantern Park Plaza Hy-Vee in Coralville in 1995 and moved into management roles over the next 12 years, including store director at multiple locations. In 2012, he joined the company’s executive staff as assistant vice president of operations for the northeast region. He’s held several executive leadership positions since and in early 2018 was promoted to executive vice president, co-chief operating officer, chief marketing officer and, later that year, chief operating officer. In April 2021, Gosch was promoted to president of retail operations and co-chief operating officer. He was promoted to his current position in December 2021.

He is only the fifth president in the 92-year history of Hy-Vee.

“Jeremy has incredible knowledge of our retail business and has a strong sense of urgency to meet the challenging times we live in today,” said Edeker. “He has a great understanding of how we need to continue to evolve our company to grow.”


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