MONTVALE, N.J. – Hans Heer, general manager of The Food Emporium at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, has left the company. Heer has been a member of the company’s executive team since 2006, serving as a key leader of A&P’s gourmet business.

“All of us at A&P thank Hans for his years of service to the company,” said Sam Martin, A&P’s president and CEO. “He has been an integral leader of our gourmet business, and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”

Dan Wodzenski, district manager of sales and operations for The Food Emporium, and The Food Emporium’s operations team will replace Heer.

A&P is one of the nation’s first supermarket chains. It operates 395 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia.