ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman of Sheetz Convenience Restaurants, Stan Sheetz, has been inducted into the Convenience Store News Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments in the convenience retail industry. The reception and dinner was recently held at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Sheetz received honors for his contributions to U.S. and international business, and his transformation of the company founded by his father Bob Sheetz, from a convenience store into a chain of more than 460 "Convenience Restaurants."
"My father's vision was to open 100 convenience stores and then he retired," Stan said, "The only way to predict the future is to create the future, and that's what we're trying to do."
Stan Sheetz served as President and CEO of Sheetz from 1995 until this year. He retired from the position on October 1 and was succeeded by his cousin Joe Sheetz. Under his leadership the company grew from 195 stores to a chain of 466, with annual revenues of $6.6 billion.
Stan is the second member of the Sheetz family to be inducted into the CSNews Hall of Fame, following his uncle Steve, who became a Hall of Famer in 1995.
During his acceptance speech, Stan recalled how he was drafted into the company by his father and company founder Bob Sheetz. He said the Hall of Fame Award really belongs to his dad because he stepped aside and allowed his son and other family members to take the business to new heights.
Launched in 1987 with the induction of Chester Cadieux of QuikTrip Corp., the CSNews Hall of Fame has recognized convenience store industry pioneers and innovators from retailer and supplier companies of all sizes.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.6 billion in revenue for 2013 and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates more than 460 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.