Sheetz convenience store chain got a new CEO: Travis Sheetz

From president and chief operating officer, Travis Sheetz will become Chief Executive Officer of Sheetz, which operates more than 630 convenience stores, the company in Altoona, Pennsylvania, announced Monday. The new CEO is the nephew of founder Bob Sheetz, replacing his brother Joe Sheetz, who is to become the executive vice-chairman for Sheetz’ petroleum carrier, CLI, and Transport. He expressed confidence for his younger brother and to-be-CEO

“Sheetz is one of the fastest-growing family-owned convenience retailers with more than 600 locations across six states over the last 69 years”, said Joe Sheets. He also said that:

“I am confident that Sheetz will grow and innovate under Travis’ leadership to not only meet the needs of customers on the go but give customers a level of convenience they didn’t even know existed.”

Sheetz operates in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as its home state of Pennsylvania.

ABOUT to-be CEO

From Pennsylvania State University, Travis earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, and from Vanderbilt, an MBA. After working as a real estate site selector, he became director of its marketing department, then became vice president of operations, and then executive vice president of operations before being made president and COO in 2018.

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He concluded by saying:

“I am extremely humbled to have the opportunity to uphold the values that my uncle instilled when he founded Sheetz in 1952 and to ensure the family values will continue to exist. As CEO, I intend to continue Sheetz’s success and innovation that were demonstrated by my brother. Sheetz is committed to putting our people first, bringing innovation to the industry, and building the business that will bring an end to Sheetz as we know it today.”

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