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Brookstone names new CEO and president

Merrimack, N.H. -- Brookstone said it has hired Stephen Bebis as its new president and CEO, effective immediately.

Bebis is the founder of Golf Town and served as its president and CEO for 14 years. He has also worked at Home Depot, serving as VP general merchandise manager for its mid-southern division.

“We conducted a broad CEO search and interviewed a number of highly qualified internal and external candidates,” said Jackson Tai, chairman of the board of directors of Brookstone and its interim president and CEO since January. “We were impressed by Stephen's track record as an entrepreneur, his hands-on experience as a manager and mentor at the highest levels in the retail industry, and his ability to drive growth and achieve market leadership.”