Weckstein to oversee recruitment, compensation, benefits and training strategies.
Parker’s has named Michelle Weckstein as director of human resources, a new position for the company, according to Greg Parker, president and CEO.
“With Parker’s continued rapid growth, it was time to expand our human resources (HR) team, and bring in a person with Michelle’s professional HR and convenience store experience,” said Parker.
In her new role, Weckstein will oversee all recruitment, compensation, benefits and training strategies for The Parker Cos., which is approaching a staff of 500 employees for its current 34 stores in Georgia and South Carolina. Two additional stores will open this year in June.
Most recently, Weckstein was human resources manager for Terry’s Tire Town Holdings, headquartered in Alliance, Ohio. She previously held the position of director of human resources for the Easy Trip Stores group, headquartered in Pittsburg, and Cleveland, Ohio. In that capacity, she managed the acquisition transition of EZ Energy Inc. to the 7 Eleven company.
Weckstein has also served as a regional recruiter for the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar company, and as human resources director for the Winking Lizard company of Cleveland, a regional restaurant group, for 11 years.
“Michelle brings what we believe is ‘the secret sauce’ that we are looking for in our management team,” explained Parker, “which is positive, high-energy individuals with deep professional experience.”
She attended the University of Akron, and is a member of the National Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Weckstein and her husband Bob have two sons, Anthony who attends the University of Akron and Alex who is graduating from Kent State in May. With their beloved dogs, they will be relocating to the Savannah area in May.
Parker’s currently operates 34 convenience stores dedicated to a superior customer experience in nine counties throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina.