Chairman of the Board, Sheetz, Inc.
Founded in 1952 by Stan's father Bob Sheetz, the family business operates more than 460 convenience restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region and is ranked 58th on the Forbes' 500 list of top private companies. Sheetz is also currently ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina (the only states in which Sheetz operates that offer the program). In Pennsylvania, Sheetz has made that list 11 consecutive years.
Drafted by his father who founded the company, Stan Sheetz has more than 35 years under his belt at Sheetz. In the early years, Stan worked in a number of departments to learn the ropes. He worked as a salesperson, truck driver, store manager and maintenance technician. After developing his business sense at several companies in New York, Stan returned to the hometown of Sheetz and advanced through the company as executive vice president of finance, executive vice president of operations, and finally president and chief executive officer, a role he acquired in 1995. Stan moved to the position of Chairman of the Board in October 2013.
Stan holds degrees in business management and financial management from Bentley College and Pace University. He is a past chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Convenience Store News inducted Stan into their Retailer Hall of Fame in November 2013. In July 2012, Sheetz became the first c-store to be named a Golden Chain Award winner by Nation's Restaurant News, and Stan was among five executives nominated for the Foodservice Operator of the Year award that recognizes multi-unit foodservice operators. Stan has been recognized by Chain Store Age as one of the most influential people in retail. The magazine created the list of highly successful men and women in business to celebrate and acknowledge their outstanding vision and influence in the world of retail. Sheetz was also honored by the International Food Manufacturer's Association with the Silver Plate Award in 2001-another first for a convenience retailer.
Under Stan's leadership, Sheetz has experienced aggressive growth in number of stores and employees, achieved impressive financial success, and maintained a healthy culture to create a highly motivated and passionate employee base.
Stan has two grown children, Adam and Samantha. His interests include travel and Italian red wines.