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Pilot Flying J Names New CFO

Wills to assume duties in February 2019
Photograph courtesy of Pilot Flying J

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kevin Wills will join Pilot Flying J as CFO in February 2019, the travel-center operator has announced.

“With 30-plus years in retail, professional services and utilities, Kevin has the right expertise to contribute immediately to the company’s success in a significant way,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “His strong financial background will be critical to supporting our goal of being a great place to work and a great place to shop, as well as helping us deliver on making a better day for our guests.”

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Wills will oversee day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. He will also identify and manage growth opportunities. In addition, he will continue to drive financial accountability in all areas of Pilot Flying J. Some of his duties include direct responsibility for companywide financial operations, accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, deal analysis, negotiations, procurement and aviation.

Wills will join Pilot Flying J from Tapestry Inc., New York, where he is CFO, is on the executive committee and has responsibility for all financial operations. Prior to Tapestry, he worked at AlixPartners, New York, as CFO, responsible for global financial operations. He also worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, as executive vice president and CFO.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, as well as roadside assistance at more than 135 locations nationwide as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers and 34 Boss Shops. It is No. 13 in CSP’s2018 Top 202ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail locations.

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