Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) has announced that a longtime veteran of the global electronics retailer, Ron Wilson, has been named president and chief operating officer of Best Buy Canada. Wilson will lead the Best Buy online and Future Shop units in Canada.

In addition to leading several other units over the course of his 20+ year career with Best Buy, Wilson was most recently executive vice president of merchandising and electronics, holding that position since 2008. Wilson takes over his new responsibilities as president and COO Canada effective immediately.

Executive vice president Shari Ballard said, "His exceptional leadership skills, broad operating experience and strategic agility make him the right person to lead the organization during this important time."

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