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07/28/2022

Hy-Vee Names New CEO

Aaron Wiese will take the chief executive officer position as Randy Edeker will remain chairman of the board.
Greg Sleter
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Hy-Vee management team
From left: Randy Edeker, Aaron Wiese and Jeremy Gosch.

Hy-Vee will have new leadership beginning October 1 as the company has named Aaron Wiese as the grocer’s new chief executive officer. News of Wiese’s appointment was first reported by Store Brands’ sister publication Progressive Grocer

Wiese, currently vice chairman of Hy-Vee and president of its supply chain and subsidiaries, fills the position being vacated by Randy Edeker, who will continue to serve as the company’s chairman of the board.

Wiese started his Hy-Vee career in 1993 while still in college. After graduation, he held several operations leadership roles. In 2012, Wiese joined Hy-Vee’s executive staff as director, real estate strategic planning, and the following year became director, health/wellness strategic planning. In 2014, he was promoted to assistant vice president, specialty pharmacy, and then to vice president, business development, at Hy-Vee’s Amber Specialty Pharmacy subsidiary. 

Over the next six years, Wiese helped lead various facets of Hy-Vee’s health-and-wellness division, as well as holding the role of president of Amber Specialty Pharmacy for several years. He rose to the executive vice president level in December 2020, and became president of digital growth and co-COO in April 2021. Wiese took on his current position in December 2021.

Additionally, Jeremy Gosch will remain as president and COO of Hy-Vee, overseeing all of the retail operations for the business. Wiese and Gosch will continue to report to Edeker.