WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America Inc. (TA) has made another senior addition to its senior leadership team to help support its reorganization and turnaround plan. Strategic procurement expert Jamie Hubbard has joined the company as senior vice president of procurement.
Hubbard will head the newly created procurement department and lead the company’s strategic initiative to consolidate purchasing in order to create better execution, improve economies of scale in pricing and drive overall efficiency across the organization, to enable it to pass savings to the benefit of TA’s fleet customers and professional drivers.
Hubbard brings more than 25 years of industry experience to TA. He most recently oversaw the procurement efforts for Ascena Retail Group, the parent company of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Catherines and Justice. He also spent more than a decade at Burlington Coat Factory, where he held roles including vice president of procurement.
“Jamie joins TA with a vast amount of experience in procurement, supply chain and change management, with a proven track record of developing innovative solutions,” said CEO Jon Pertchik. “We are confident his leadership will help TA develop better execution and vendor management strategies while providing cost savings. We welcome him and are looking forward to his team helping TA execute the initiatives outlined in our new strategic company plans.”
- TravelCenters of America is No. 27 on the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.
Founded in 1972 and based in Westlake, Ohio, TA has more than 260 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express brands. The company operates nearly 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10 proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride.