MAPCO to Maintain Current Strategies Regardless of Leadership Changes

Miller serving as interim CEO

Igal Zamir

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- MAPCO Express Inc. will maintain its current growth strategy despite losing its company president, according to company executives.

Igal Zamir left the company in July to pursue new opportunities, as reported exclusively in a Raymond James/CSP Daily News Flash. The change of leadership will not mean a change in direction for the company, according to an internal note from Uzi Yemen, CEO of MAPCO parent company Delek US Holdings Inc.

"We remain committed to our strategic initiatives," he said. "Retail remains a vital part of the company, and MAPCO is an important part of that."

This past winter, Zamir had addressed plans to increase MAPCO's growth plan through new construction while improving foodservice offerings and featuring private-label products. MAPCO vice president of operations and COO Tony Miller, who is serving as interim president until a permanent replacement is named, told CSP Daily News those initiatives will continue.

"Nothing has changed," he said. "We're still committed to the projects Igal outlined."

Zamir is known for his passionate interest in business and willingness to explore new ideas. He joined MAPCO in June 2009 following a varied career in several different industries. From 2006 until early 2009, he served as CEO of Metrolight Ltd., a privately held Israeli corporation and global provider of proprietary energy saving solutions in High Intensity Discharge lighting systems. From 2004 until 2006, Zamir worked as an independent venture partner in Israel. And from 1998 until 2004, Zamir served as CEO of Rostam Ltd., a privately held Israeli corporation and global provider of private-label feminine-hygiene products.

Miller joined MAPCO Express in mid-2009 as vice president of sales and merchandising and moved to vice president of operations in 2012. He came to MAPCO from Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons Inc., where, over a nine-year period, he held numerous executive-level positions, including his most recent role as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to that, Miller held key sales and marketing assignments with the Coca-Cola Co. in Louisville, Ky.

MAPCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delek US Holdings Inc. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., MAPCO operates 376 convenience stores in eight states under the MAPCO Express, MAPCO Mart, East Coast, Discount Food Mart, Fast Food & Fuel, Delta Express and Favorite Markets brand names.