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Weis Markets promotes operations executives


SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

Mignola will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s 163 stores and will report to Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger. Prior to assuming his new position, Mignola was VP center store sales and merchandising. During his Weis Markets career, he has worked as a regional VP and regional general manager. Earlier in his career, he worked as a store manager, deli and center store specialist, and regional director.

Accordingly, Garisto will succeed Mignola in his new position. Garisto had been the company’s director of private brands. He will oversee the company’s grocery departments, dairy, frozen, HBC/GM, private brands, pricing, shelf management and the company’s milk and ice cream plants. Garisto will report to Kurt Schertle, SVP sales and merchandising.

Over the course of his career, Garisto has worked in supply chain management, merchandising, marketing, procurement and sales in the United States and abroad. He has held various positions with Ahold Indonesia, Ahold USA, Giant Food Stores, Daymon Worldwide and Hillandale Farms. Garisto currently serves on St. Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing board of governors.

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