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The new CEO is the nephew of founder Bob Sheetz.

Travis Sheetz promoted to CEO of Sheetz convenience store chain

The nephew of the founder to replace his brother, Joe Sheetz, starting in 2022

Travis Sheetz is being promoted to CEO from president and chief operating officer of the Sheetz chain of more than 630 convenience stores, effective January 2022, the company based in Altoona, Pa., said Monday.

He is replacing his brother, Joe Sheetz, who is taking on the position of executive vice chairman, with responsibility for supporting Sheetz’s dedicated petroleum carrier, CLI Transport, as well as the company’s board of directors, finance and legal departments.

The new CEO is the nephew of founder Bob Sheetz.

Joe Sheetz said he was confident in the incoming CEO’s abilities.

“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,” Joe Sheetz said. “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 Sheetz started at the chain as a real estate site selector before becoming director of its marketing department. He went on to become vice president of operations, then executive vice president of operations. He was promoted to president and COO in 2018.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

“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,” the incoming CEO said. “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.”

Sheetz operates in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia as well as its home state of Pennsylvania.

Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@informa.com 

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