Ahold USA announces succession plans for Giant/Martin's president

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Ahold USA announces succession plans for Giant/Martin's president

By Michael Johnsen - 06/19/2017
CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA on Monday named Nick Bertram, SVP merchandising at Ahold USA, to president Giant/Martin's in January 2018. Tom Lenkevich, who has been Giant/Martin's president since 2014, is retiring at the end of the year.

“I am confident that Nick’s experience and knowledge will make his transition into the president’s role a smooth one,” stated Holt, COO, Ahold USA. “Nick has been a key architect of our commercial strategy and a leader in the ongoing work to create brand-centric organizations that puts the customer at the center of all we do.”

Bertram has more than 20 years of retail experience, including several years at Ahold USA, which he joined in 2013. Prior to Ahold USA, Bertram oversaw store operations for Jewel-Osco across Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. In addition, Bertram previously served as SVP Supervalu and held other store operations positions of progressing responsibility with Walmart in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“I want to thank Tom for his leadership over the past few years at Giant/Martin's and wish him well on his retirement,” Holt said. “Tom helped to raise the bar on the importance of both customer service and associate engagement.”