sheetz promotes two into vp spots

Lorenz and Ryan make their move up the company’s executive ranks.

Sheetz Inc. has promoted two long-time executives to the level of executive vice president. Mike Lorenz, vice president of petroleum supply is now the executive vice president of petroleum supply while Ray Ryan, vice president of distribution services has been promoted to executive vice president of distribution and Sheetz Bros. Kitchen.

With this advancement, Lorenz and Ryan join the Sheetz Inc. executive committee, which sets all strategic goals for the company and leads all corporate departments that support store operations.

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to see Mike and Ray advance to the next level here at Sheetz,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz Inc. “A large part of our company’s success can be directly attributed to their hard work and leadership.”

Lorenz joined Sheetz in 2000 as the vice president of petroleum supply and has remained in that position since. Prior to working for Sheetz, Lorenz spent 22 years at Exxon Mobil as a senior U.S. product trader. Ryan has been with Sheetz since 1977. In his 30 years with the company, he has worked as a store manager, district manager, loss prevention coordinator, and also spent several years in marketing and foodservice. Ryan was integral during the development of the Sheetz Distribution Center and thus took the role of vice president in 2001.

Ryan will also oversee all operations of the new Sheetz Bros. Kitchen, a 140,000 square-foot centralized kitchen where food products will be made fresh and shipped daily to all 339 Sheetz locations. Sheetz Bros. Kitchen is expected to be operational in Fall 2008.

7ads6x98ycss.php