Gary Hoogeveen Named New President at Pilot Energy

Executive will oversee company’s integrated fuel supply chain, development and innovation of electric and alternative energy solutions
Pilot travel center in Greenfield, Indiana; inset: Gary Hoogeveen
Photographs courtesy of Pilot Co.

Gary Hoogeveen is the new president of Pilot Energy. Hoogeveen (pictured), who most recently served as CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, has more than 20 years of industry and business experience.

“I’ve known Gary for a long time, and he is an experienced and talented leader who will bring a trusted voice and perspective to an important part of our business,” said Adam Wright, CEO of Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot Co. “Our energy team will continue to be foundational to our ability to reliably serve customers and navigate the alternative fuels transition.”

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Before his time at Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power, Hoogeveen held several management roles as part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Des Moines, Iowa, since 2000.

As president of Pilot Energy, Hoogeveen will oversee the company’s integrated fuel supply chain, including upstream infrastructure and asset management, business development, fuel procurement, logistics and transportation. In addition, he will oversee the ongoing development and innovation of electric and alternative energy solutions. 

“As a leader in energy, Pilot understands we have a responsibility to help move the industry forward while continuing to optimize traditional fuel supply, which is core to our business,” Hoogeveen said. “The potential for positive impact and innovation at this company is incredible and so is the talent. It’s an honor to lead this team and to join a company that plays such an essential role in keeping North America moving.”

Pilot Co. is the largest operator of travel centers in North America, with more than 750 locations across 44 states and six Canadian provinces, selling about 14 billion gallons of fuel a year and about $3 billion in food and merchandise.

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