Bed Bath & Beyond’s top executives are mourning the passing of its Chief Financial Officer Gustavo Arnal.
The executive was killed at 52 years old on September. 2 as the company has confirmed.
It was reported that the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information for the New York Police Department told NBC News police found an “unconscious and unresponsive 52-year-old man” in the heart of downtown Manhattan following the 911 call at about 12:30 p.m. on September. 2. The office reported that the victim “appeared to suffer from injuries indicative from a fall from an elevated position.” According to CNBC in a report quoting police, Arnal fell from a building.
The Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information reported that emergency medical personnel declared dead at the scene.
The person was identified as Arnal. Arnal was identified by the New York City medical examiner’s office reported to CNBC Arnal passed away from multiple blunt traumas and that he had taken his own life.
In an September. 4 press release, Bed Bath & Beyond stated that the entire company was “profoundly saddened by this shocking loss.”
“I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Gustavo’s family,” Harriet Edelman, Chairperson of the Independent Committee of the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Board of Directors stated in the announcement. “Gustavo will be remembered by all he worked with for his leadership, talent and stewardship of our Company. I am proud to have been his colleague, and he will be truly missed by all of us at Bed Bath & Beyond and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our focus is on supporting his family and his team and our thoughts are with them during this sad and difficult time. Please join us in respecting the family’s privacy.”
Arnal has joined Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2020 following previous stints in Avon, Walgreens Boots Alliance as well as Procter & Gamble.
“At Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Mr. Arnal was instrumental in guiding the organization throughout the coronavirus pandemic, transforming the Company’s financial foundation and building a strong and talented team,” the release from the company said. “He was also an esteemed colleague in the financial community.”
Bed Bath & Beyond has faced difficulties. In August. 31st, the company announced that it would close of 150 of its locations and announced that it would reduce its employees by 20 percent.