Weis Markets president and CEO David J. Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Company vice chairman Jonathan H. Weis has replaced him as interim CEO, and Robert F. Weis remains the company’s chairman.
Hepfinger has been president of Weis Markets since March 2008 and its CEO since January 2009. He served as the company’s chief operating officer from February 2008 to January 2009, and was responsible for day-to-day store operations, perishable and center store marketing, merchandising and procurement, pharmacy, distribution, human resources and store support services.
"We thank Dave for his service and contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Jonathan Weis.
Hepfinger has also resigned from the company's board of directors. As part of the reorganization, Kurt Schertle, EVP of sales and merchandising, will report directly to Weis who will also oversee the company's real estate/store development, finance and human resources teams. Until the reorganization is complete, Schertle will take on additional responsibilities, overseeing store operations and its operations support team.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 165 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.