Industry Veteran Brad Williams, former senior vice president of operations at The Pantry, joins Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores.
Williams will serve as senior vice president of store operations and will oversee and foster growth across MACS’ entire retail portfolio, including all retail store operations, loss prevention, safety, risk management, maintenance and facilities. In addition, Williams will focus his energies on driving market opportunities, generating stores’ top-line revenues and profitability, and supporting future growth opportunities.
“Brad is a visionary strategist and a results-oriented leader who knows how to build strong teams and motivate those he leads to exceed expectations,” said Dan Pastor, CEO of MACS. “We believe Brad’s talent for driving store-level execution will greatly benefit our company.”
“To have the opportunity to lead retail strategy at MACS is very exciting for me,” said Williams. “I look forward to being a part of the continued growth and success of MACS, which promises to be an industry leader.”
Williams most recently served as senior vice president of operations at The Pantry, the nation’s third largest convenience store chain. He was responsible for the company’s four operating divisions, consisting of over 1,650 company-operated convenience stores across 13 states. Williams was instrumental in developing go-to-market strategies and executing annual business plans. While at The Pantry, he managed the integration of several acquisitions and brings strong expertise to MACS.
Williams also has held positions in merchandising and marketing at additional c-store chains, including E-Z Serve Convenience Stores Inc. and ConocoPhillips, contributing to his nearly 20 years of proven success in the petroleum, foodservice and convenience store industries.
Williams has been a leader with various councils and industry advisory boards, and he currently serves on the NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Based in Richmond, Va., Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) is a convenience store operator in Maryland and Virginia with a network of approximately 300 company-owned and dealer locations, in addition to its wholesale fuel distribution network. MACS is one of the largest ExxonMobil fuel distributors in the region.