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Joe S. Sheetz to lead family convenience store chain

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

ALTOONA, Pa. — Joe S. Sheetz becomes the president and CEO of the fast-growing convenience store chain, taking over Stan Sheetz, who will stay active in the role of chairman, according to a news release.

Joe Sheetz has served as executive vice president of finance since 1996, and added store development and information technology to his responsibilities after his father "Big Joe" M. Sheetz passed away in 2006. Since that time has built almost 100 new convenience stores across six states, including several in the Tri-State.

Sheetz graduated from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and started working for the family business as director of personnel in 1995.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz had more than $6.3  billion in revenue for 2012 and more than 15,000 employees.

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