Brookstone names new CEO

Stephen Bebis, founder of the Golf Town retail chain in Canada, has been named the new CEO of Merrimack-based specialty retailer Brookstone.Bebis replaces Ron Boire, who recently stepped from the post to become chief merchandising officer of Sears Holdings Corp.Bebis was chosen based on his “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,” said Jackson Tai, chairman of Brookstone’s board of directors and interim chief executive since January.Bebis founded Golf Town 14 years ago, turning it into the largest specialty golf retailer in Canada, with 57 locations. The company recently announced plans to acquire the U.S.-based Golfsmith chain. — JEFF FEINGOLD/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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