Bed Bath & Beyond has promoted Eugene A. Castagna, previously CFO and treasurer, to the role of chief operating officer. Susan E. Lattmann, formerly VP of finance, will fill the CFO and treasurer spot.
Castagna has been with the company since November 1994 and has served as CFO and Treasurer since 2006. Previously, he served as assistant treasurer from 2002 to 2006 and as VP of finance from 2000 to 2006. In addition, his duties have included several key operational functions, including primary responsibility for the company's integration and growth of its baby product business since the acquisition of buybuy BABY in 2007, and helping lead the integration efforts following the 2012 acquisition of Cost Plus World Market.
Lattmann has been with the company since August 1996. She has been VP of finance since 2006, and previously served as VP and controller from 2001 to 2006 and as controller from 2000 to 2001. Prior to joining the company, Lattmann, a certified public accountant, spent six years with the firm of Arthur Andersen.
"These promotions further strengthen our deep and experienced management team as we execute our long-term strategic plans,” said CEO Steven Temares. “Throughout the last several years, Gene's role has expanded beyond his financial responsibilities to include several key operational and planning areas, and Sue has made valuable contributions to all aspects of our financial and strategic processes. Today's announcement has positioned both Gene and Sue to assume even greater roles in helping lead and organize our company for continued growth and success."
The company also announced the extension of its employment agreements with its co-chairmen Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein for a period of three years, to Feb. 25, 2017.