Former Save-A-Lot exec to head Ahold’s Giant/Martin's division
Ahold USA has appointed Tom Lenkevich as president of the company’s Giant/Martin's division, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.
“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,” stated James McCann, COO Ahold USA. “In addition to leading the division, Tom 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 will manage all aspects of the division, with responsibility for Giant/Martin's sales, operating profits, organization and people.
Lenkevich comes to Giant/Martin's from Save-A-Lot Food Stores, where he was COO and SVP retail operations. While at Save-A-Lot, he was responsible for all aspects of retail operations, merchandising/marketing and procurement for the national and international chain of corporate and licensed stores. Lenkevich has held a number of leadership positions of progressive responsibility with other large retailers as well, including: market director for Meijer; divisional VP operations and VP merchandising and sales for A&P as well as several other positions of leadership in functions across the retail business.
Lenkevich began his retail career working his way through college as a clerk at Pantry Pride in central Pennsylvania. Lenkevich was raised in New Cumberland, Pa., and has strong ties to the area. He is also a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
The Giant/Martin's division operates nearly 200 supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the banners of Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets.