SAVANNAH, Ga. — Convenience-store retailer Enmarket has appointed Matt Clements as its new president. Clements succeeds Brett Giesick, who it named chief operating officer for Colonial Group Inc., the Savannah, Ga.-based group of companies that includes Enmarket, in March. Giesick had served in the position since 2017.
“I could not be prouder of our selection of Matt Clements to succeed me as president of Enmarket,” said Giesick. “Matt and I have worked closely over the past five years, and he has been a large part of our success at Enmarket. He possesses the experience, leadership, education, and other intangibles required to continue to drive success at Enmarket. Matt and I will work together on a transitional plan over the coming weeks.”
Clements had served as Enmarket’s vice president of marketing since 2019. He joined the company as director of marketing in 2012. In that position, he oversaw all aspects of marketing for the company, including inside sales, merchandising, category management, branding and advertising. He also served for 11 years on the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores and currently serves on the advisory board for the Savannah Sports Council. Clements formerly served as director of marketing for Friendly Express Inc. in Waycross, Ga.
“Matt has developed a wealth of industry knowledge in both marketing and operations over his career,” said Christian Demere, CEO and president of Colonial Group. “And perhaps more importantly, Matt truly understands, embodies and instills the cultural values of the company. I look forward to seeing Matt take on this new challenge, and I’m confident in his ability to lead the great team at Enmarket.”
Clements’ new responsibilities will include oversight of Enmarket’s operations, marketing, construction, real estate, accounting and fuel pricing.
“I am beyond humbled to be given the opportunity to serve Enmarket in this role and continue the legacy of Brett and previous company leaders,” said Clements. “We have a competent, driven team in place that is eager to continue to grow and innovate the Enmarket brand.”
Enmarket is currently evaluating internal and external candidates for Clements’ vacated role of vice president of marketing.
- Enmarket is No. 57 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by size. Watch for the 2022 Top 202 in the June issue of CSP magazine and on CSP Daily News.
Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1964, Enmarket employs more than 1,300 people and operates 129 c-stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) and two fast casual restaurants in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The retailer also recently cut the ribbon on its newest store location inside the Junior Achievement Colonial Group Discovery Center at the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University.
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