Pilot Hires New Senior Vice President of Alternative Fuels

Shannon Sturgil joins travel center chain with more than 25 years of experience
Pilot EV charger
Photograph courtesy of Pilot Co.

Pilot Co. has hired a new senior vice president of alternative fuels. Shannon Sturgil will oversee the development of alternative energies and low-carbon solutions as part of his new role.

“I am excited to announce joining Pilot Co. to lead their alternative fuels business! In this position, I will be helping shape Pilot’s sustainable energy transition, both for alternative fuel supply and the implementation of alternative fuel offerings within our retail stores,” Sturgil posted to LinkedIn. “Looking forward to collaborating with the incredible Pilot team and our customers to fuel their journeys!”

  • Pilot Co. is No. 13 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count.

Pilot is committed to shaping the future of energy for the transportation industry, a spokesperson told CSP Daily News. Sturgil (pictured below) brings more than 25 years of experience to Pilot, the company said.

Shannon Sturgil

He most recently was CEO, Onshore North America, at Siemens Gamesa, a leader in the renewable energy industry, according to his LinkedIn page. Before that, he was with Siemens Energy for more than 20 years in various positions.

Pilot Co., Knoxville, Tennessee, is the largest operator of travel centers in North America, with more than 750 locations across 44 states and six Canadian provinces, selling approximately14 billion gallons of fuel a year and approximately $3 billion in food and merchandise.

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