ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz has promoted Adam Sheetz into the new role of executive vice president of operations. The grandson of Sheetz founder Bob Sheetz, previously he was vice president of operations for the Altoona, Pa.-based convenience-store chain.
“Adam’s leadership has not only helped Sheetz grow tremendously, but more importantly, he has inspired our teams to consistently deliver on our mission of ‘total customer focus’,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO at Sheetz. “His strong connection and commitment to our stores, employees and customers will be critical as we continue to innovate and put the Sheetz as we know it today out of business.”
In this role, Adam will oversee operations of all Sheetz stores, working closely with the executive leadership team. He will also oversee Sheetz’s store support and petroleum supply management.
“I am honored to be in a position to carry out my grandfather’s vision for this company and ensure that the family values he instilled when he founded Sheetz continue today and into the future,” said Adam Sheetz. “I look forward to continuing to build our teams, grow our footprint and innovate to deliver on our mission of being the ultimate one-stop shop.”
Before serving as vice president of store operations, he was assistant vice president of store operations, regional operations director for North Carolina Stores; director of petroleum supply; and district manager. Prior to joining Sheetz, he worked for four years as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc. in New York.
Sheetz provides a menu of made-to-order sandwiches and salads, which customers order through touchscreen order-point terminals.
Bob Sheetz founded the chain in 1952 when he purchased one of his father’s dairy stores in Altoona. He opened the second Sheetz store in 1963 and today, after more than 65 years, the company serves more than 1.5 million customers a day in its 617 stores across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.