Weis Markets announced the promotion of Kurt Schertle to executive vice president on July 2.
“Kurt has played a key role in our company’s sales building initiatives and growth program,” said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets’ president and CEO. “As we plan for a future of continued growth and increased market share, Kurt will be taking on responsibilities in key areas that will help us increase our overall efficiencies and improve our operating performance. This promotion is part of our executive succession management planning and will help strengthen our company as we continue to grow our business.”
Until his promotion, Schertle was senior vice president of sales and merchandising. In his new position, Schertle will continue to oversee all aspects of the Sunbury, PA retailer’s marketing, merchandising, procurement and advertising for its center store, perishable and pharmacy departments. He will now also oversee the company’s supply chain, including its distribution and transportation teams.
Schertle joined Weis as vice president of sales and merchandising in 2009. He has more than 20 years of food retailing experience, most recently with Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, where he last worked as a senior vice president of marketing and merchandising. Schertle began his career with Basics Food Stores, working at store level before being promoted to store manager. Schertle moved up through the company, which eventually became Metro Food Markets, holding positions such has pricing director, director of GM/HBC, grocery director and vice president of grocery. When Metro was consolidated into the Shoppers organization, he served as grocery director of the combined organization before being promoted to vice president of grocery. He left the supermarket industry for a brief stint in another retail business before taking the position at Weis Markets.
Schertle is a graduate of Towson University.