Industry veteran Robert Eggleston has joined Amarillo, Texas based Toot’n Totum Food Stores LLC as vice president of supply and transportation.
“Robert is a man of prodigious talent who will complement our existing leadership team. His evidentiary experience in all aspects of fuel procurement, retailing, and logistics will be a key component in the success of our future business model as we move to expand our portfolio to 63 locations,” said Greg Mitchell, president/CEO, of Toot’n Totum Food Stores LLC.
Eggleston began his career with Fina Oil and Chemical Company/Alon USA where he worked in refinery operations, environmental, pricing, and supply. In 2003, he joined Town & Country Food Stores Inc. as director of petroleum marketing and was vice president of petroleum marketing at the time of their acquisition by Susser Petroleum Company in 2007. As vice president of supply and transportation for Susser Petroleum, Eggleston was responsible for fuel procurement for the retail, wholesale and dealer trade across Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma. He managed multiple departments including supply, distribution, fleet, and the customer service center to insure the accurate and safe delivery of petroleum to both internal and external customers. As a visionary in his field, he led initiatives for ethanol blending programs, cost reductions, pricing methods, and other best practices in the petroleum industry.
“Every constant in the fuel industry has changed over the past 10 years,” Mitchell said. “Buying, selling, hedging, storing and transporting now require specific professional expertise at the very highest level. We are thrilled to have a person of Mr. Eggleston’s caliber joining our company and bringing to us a competitive edge in the management of our fuel division.”