Ahold USA announced today that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective Tuesday.
He replaces Rick Herring, who retired Feb. 15. Lenkevich will report to Bhavdeep Singh, executive vice president, operations, who served as interim division president since Herring's departure.
Lenkevich will manage all aspects of the division, with responsibility for Giant/Martin's sales, operating profits, organization and people.
The Giant/Martin's division, headquartered in Carlisle, operates nearly 200 supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the banners of Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets. The division employs approximately 31,000 associates.
Lenkevich comes to Ahold from Save-A-Lot Food Stores, where he was chief operating officer, senior vice president of retail operations. He was responsible for all aspects of retail operations, merchandising/marketing and procurement.
He has held a number of leadership positions with other large retailers as well, including market director for Meijer Inc. and divisional vice president of operations and vice president, merchandising and sales for A&P.
"Tom's decades of grocery experience combined with his Central Pennsylvanian roots makes him a great addition to the Giant/Martin's division and the Ahold USA leadership team," said James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA.
McCann said Lenkevich "will be driving activities to achieve sales results and working with the Giant/Martin's team to preserve the heritage of the local brand while at the same time reshaping retail with a strong focus on reinvesting in value and quality, and offering customers an omnichannel shopping experience to meet their needs both today and in the future."
Lenkevich was raised in New Cumberland and is a graduate of Penn State.