Sheetz Founder Grandson Promoted to EVP of Operations

Adam Sheetz started as a district manager after working as an investment banker.

January 20, 2021

ALTOONA Pa.—Adam Sheetz, grandson of c-store founder Bob Sheetz, has been promoted to executive vice president of operations for Sheetz.

“Adam’s leadership has not only helped Sheetz grow tremendously, but more importantly, he has inspired our teams to consistently deliver on our mission of Total Customer Focus,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO, in a press release. “His strong connection and commitment to our stores, employees and customers will be critical as we continue to innovate and put the Sheetz as we know it today out of business.”

In this role, Sheetz will oversee operations of all 617 Sheetz stores, working closely with the executive leadership team to innovate and deliver strategic results. He will also oversee Sheetz’s store support and petroleum supply management.

“I am honored to be in a position to carry out my grandfather’s vision for this company and ensure that the family values he instilled when he founded Sheetz continue today and into the future,” said Sheetz. “I look forward to continuing to build our teams, grow our footprint and innovate to deliver on our mission of being the ultimate one-stop-shop.”

Previously Sheetz served as vice president of operations, vice president of store operations, assistant vice president of store operations, regional operations director for North Carolina stores, director of petroleum supply and district manager. Prior to joining Sheetz, he worked for four years as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in New York.

Sheetz, one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, was founded as a small family business in 1952 when Bob Sheetz purchased one of his father’s dairy stores in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The second Sheetz store opened in 1963, and today, after more than 65 years, the company serves more than 1.5 million customers a day in its 617 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.