Wegmans Food Markets today announced the leadership team spearheading the management of its Hanover store, opening July 23 at 34 Sylvan Way near the intersection of I-287 & NJ Route 10. The Hanover leadership team consists of the store manager, executive chef, pharmacy area manager, and three area managers who each supervise several departments. Together, this group has 84 years of experience working for the 101-year-old family-owned company.
Wegmans Hanover is a 113,000 sq. ft. supermarket, plus 15,000 sq. ft. leased to a third-party owner for a wine, beer, and spirits shop. The store includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 300, as well as The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup and sides. Visit www.wegmans.com/hanover for more information, including Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up and driving directions to the store.
The Wegmans Hanover leadership team is as follows:
Store Manager Tim Lockwood
Tim Lockwood will oversee a staff of approximately 500 at the Hanover store, the majority hired locally. After graduating from Cornell University, Lockwood began working for Wegmans in 1989 on the front end of the store in Ithaca, N.Y. Over the next several years, he served as night manager in stores in the Southern Tier of N.Y. and then became a produce manager. He went on to help open stores in Allentown, Pa. and Princeton, N.J. before his next step as perishable area manager at the Manalapan store. He was promoted to store manager there in 2003 and later managed the Woodbridge store before moving into his new role, preparing to open the company’s 93rd store in Hanover.
Executive Chef Preston France
For Preston France, cooking was a creative outlet and hobby while growing up. During high school, he worked at a BBQ restaurant in Boca Raton, Fl. and then attended culinary school before taking a job as a chef onboard The Highlander, a 155-foot yacht. He later relocated to Washington D.C. and visited Wegmans for the first time – a turning point in his career. He became a Wegmans sous chef at the Bridgewater, N.J. store in 2012 and was promoted to executive chef in Manalapan. He will oversee the culinary team of 85 that provides Wegmans’ restaurant-quality prepared foods, with mix and match self-serve food bars, subs, hot soup, fresh sushi, The Burger Bar, and more - all for in-store dining or takeout.
Pharmacy Area Manager Jim Rossettie
A 1991 graduate of St. John’s University, Jim Rossettie joined Wegmans in 2002 as a staff pharmacist in Corning, N.Y. From there he relocated to New Jersey and became a pharmacy area manager in Bridgewater. Now in Hanover, Rossettie is leading the Hanover pharmacy and its staff, helping Wegmans employees and customers live healthier, better lives. Wegmans pharmacy services include immunizations, auto-refill of prescriptions, free home shipping, pet medications, competitively low prices on select generic prescriptions, and free text alerts.
Perishable Area Manager Megan Doherty
Megan Doherty is a graduate of Felician College and began working at Wegmans in 2003. She has experience in a variety of positions, including cashier, front end coordinator, service team leader, front end manager, employee representative, meat and seafood manager, and service and merchandising area manager. As perishable area manager in Hanover, she will oversee product quality, sales, and employee development for the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments. Doherty will ensure Wegmans’ high standards for the freshest ingredients are met and employees are prepared to share in-depth food knowledge with Wegmans customers.
Merchandising Area Manager Anthony Buscemi
Anthony Buscemi became a Wegmans employee in 2006 when he began working part time in the produce department. He went on to learn various full-time roles as a team leader for the produce, service, and seafood departments before becoming a department manager in floral, produce and then grocery. In his role as merchandising manager at the Hanover store, he’ll supervise employee development, merchandising and sales for several departments, including grocery, dairy, frozen foods, Nature’s Marketplace and general merchandise. Buscemi will work collaboratively across the store to ensure that the thousands of products that Wegmans offers are beautifully displayed and well stocked.
Service Area Manager Lisandra Gatson
Lisandra Gatson has been a Wegmans employee since 2006. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, she started with Wegmans in the bakery before taking on roles as a front-end coordinator, service team leader, recruiter, deli manager, and employee representative. At Hanover, she will lead the front end, service desk, maintenance, helping hands (parking lot attendants) and accounting office. Gatson’s priority is to ensure that incredible customer service, a point of pride at Wegmans, is delivered every day. She will also oversee local community giving, carrying out Wegmans’ commitment to make a difference in every community it serves.