Mr. Gosch is the fifth president in Hy-Vee’s 91-year history.
Randy Edeker will continue to lead Hy-Vee as CEO and chairman.
“One of my greatest responsibilities is to select the right leaders for our future, and I am confident Jeremy is that leader,” Mr. Edeker said in a prepared statement. “Jeremy has a strong knowledge of our business and our unique company, and he is excellent at implementing our vision and has a strong sense of urgency to meet the challenging times we live in today.”
Mr. Gosch began his career at Hy-Vee as a part-time clerk at the Lantern Park Plaza Hy-Vee in Coralville in 1995 and spent the next 12 years moving into retail operations management roles, including that of store director at multiple locations. He joined Hy-Vee’s executive staff in 2012 when he was promoted to assistant vice president, operations, northeast region.
He held several executive leadership roles over the next six years, and in early 2018 he was promoted to executive vice president, co-chief operating officer and chief marketing officer. Later that year he transitioned into chief operating officer.
In April 2021, Mr. Gosch became president of retail operations and co-chief operating officer.
Mr. Gosch graduated from Aplington-Parkersburg High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.
In addition to Mr. Gosch’s promotion, Aaron Wiese has been named vice chairman of Hy-Vee Inc. and president of Hy-Vee supply chain and subsidiaries. Andy Schreiner has been named senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Mr. Wiese has worked at Hy-Vee since 1993 and in 2012 joined the company’s executive staff as director of real estate strategic planning. The Cherokee, Iowa, native most recently was president of digital growth and co-chief operating officer.
Mr. Schreiner has worked at Hy-Vee since 1995 and joined the company’s executive staff in 2001. He most recently was the company’s chief accounting officer. He was inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame in 2008.
At the same time, Hy-Vee announced the retirements of Jay Marshall, vice chairman and president of supply chain and subsidiaries, and Mike Skokan, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Mr. Marshall had worked at Hy-Vee 39 years, Mr. Skokan for 35 years.
Overall, Hy-Vee operates more than 280 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.