ALTOONA, Pa. — Convenience retailer Sheetz Inc. has promoted Travis Sheetz to the role of president and chief executive officer. The nephew of Sheetz founder Bob Sheetz, Travis was previously president and chief operating officer, the first COO in the 69-year history of the company. CEO Joe Sheetz has become executive vice chairman.
In that new role, Joe will continue to support CLI Transport, the dedicated petroleum carrier for Sheetz’s c-stores, as well as the company’s board of directors, finance and legal departments. The moves will become effective at the beginning of January 2022.
“Over the past 69 years, Sheetz has grown dramatically from a small dairy store in Pennsylvania to one of the fastest growing family-owned convenience retailers with more than 600 locations across six states,” said Joe Sheetz. “Through Travis’ leadership, I am confident Sheetz will continue to grow and innovate to not only meet the needs of customers on-the-go but give customers the next level of convenience they didn’t even know existed.”
Travis started at Sheetz as a real estate site selector before spending time as a director in the company’s marketing department. Travis has continued to work his way up in the company, holding roles as Sheetz’s vice president of operations and executive vice president of operations before being promoted to president and COO in 2018.
“I am extremely humbled for the opportunity to carry out my uncle’s mission for this company and ensure the family values he instilled when he founded Sheetz in 1952 continue in the future,” said Travis Sheetz. “I look forward to building on the success and innovation Sheetz exhibited during my brother’s time as CEO. Sheetz will continue to put our people first, bring innovation to our industry and fulfill our vision to create the business that will put the Sheetz as we know it today out of business.”
Bob Sheetz founded Sheetz in 1952 when he purchased one of his father’s dairy stores in Altoona, Pa. The second Sheetz store opened in 1963, and the company now serves more than 1.5 million customers a day in its 639 c-store in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. It has more than 23,000 employees. Sheetz provides a menu of made-to-order (MTO) sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through touch-screen order point terminals.
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