Nick Bertram Will Be Appointed President of Ahold USA's Banner, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Following Tom Lenkevich’s Retirement

Thu. June 15th, 2017
- by Eva Roethler     

CARLISLE, PA - Ahold USA has announced that Nick Bertram, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Ahold USA, will move into the role of GIANT/MARTIN’S President in January of 2018 when current President, Tom Lenkevich will retire.

Kevin Holt, COO, Ahold USA“I am confident that Nick’s experience and knowledge will make his transition into the president’s role a smooth one,” said Kevin Holt, Chief Operating Officer, 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 put the customer at the center of all we do.”

Nick Bertram, Incoming President, GIANT/MARTIN'SAccording to a press release, 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 Senior Vice President for SuperValu and held other store operations positions of progressing responsibility with Walmart in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Giant storefront. Photo credit: Ben Schumin

“I want to thank Tom for his leadership over the past few years at GIANT/MARTIN’S and wish him well on his retirement,” continued Holt. “Tom helped to raise the bar on the importance of both customer service and associate engagement.”

Tom Lenkevich, who has been GIANT/MARTIN’S president since 2014, is retiring at the end of 2017.

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