Sheetz, based in Altoona, today announced that the company will have a new President and CEO in January.
Travis Sheetz, nephew of founder Bob Sheetz, will take up his new role in the new year. Travis Sheetz was previously President and Chief Operating Officer.
Former CEO Joe Sheetz will become executive vice president and “will continue to support CLI Transport, Sheetz’s dedicated oil store transporter, as well as the board of directors, financial and legal services of the company.”
In a press release, Joe Sheetz said, “Over the past 69 years, Sheetz has grown from a small dairy store in Pennsylvania to one of the fastest growing family convenience stores with over 600 locations. in six states.
“Through Travis’ leadership, I am confident Sheetz will continue to grow and innovate not only to meet the needs of customers on the go, but also to offer customers the next level of convenience they never even knew existed.”
Sheetz said Travis started with the business as a real estate site selector before spending time as the director of the company’s marketing department.
He was also vice president of operations and executive vice president of operations before being promoted to president and chief operating officer in 2018.
He holds a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to carry out my uncle’s mission for this business and to ensure that the family values he instilled when he founded Sheetz in 1952 continue into the future.” , said Travis Sheetz.
“I look forward to building on the success and innovation Sheetz demonstrated during my brother’s time as CEO. Sheetz will continue to put our people first, bring innovation to our industry, and deliver on our vision of creating the company that will bankrupt Sheetz as we know it today.
Sheetz has 639 stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, all open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Sheetz said it plans to open 25 to 30 new stores next year, “to expand delivery options, expand its technology and innovation hub, and continue to test new innovations that will disrupt the market. convenience sector “.