Mid-Atlantic Announces New Leadership Team

Five new members bring business experience that will be an asset the chain, says CEO.

Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), a convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of ExxonMobil’s largest consortiums of retailers in the U.S., has added five new members to its Leadership Team: Jim Summers, president and chief operating officer; Don Bassell, chief financial officer; Mike Squillace, senior vice president of operations; Adam Marcus, senior vice president of wholesale fuels; and Neil McCarthy, senior vice president and chief information officer.

“Our extraordinarily talented leadership team draws on the experience of the finest professionals in the c-store industry,” said Steve Uphoff, CEO of MACS and founder of Uppy’s Convenience Stores. “I am confident they will not only lead MACS to greater growth, but also that their business experience will be an asset to the Richmond community.”

Jim Summers will serve as the president and chief operating officer of MACS. With 13 years in the convenience store industry, as well as his most recent role as director of Pro and Tool Rental with The Home Depot, Summers brings insight to the strategic planning and operations process.  As president and chief operating officer, Summers will oversee all aspects of day-to-day business operations and internal functions.

Don Bassell has been appointed to the MACS Executive Leadership Team as chief financial officer. For the past seven years, Bassell has been the chief financial officer of GPM Investments LLC, which operates under the brand names of Fas Mart and Shore Stop. With over 25 years of experience in the c-store industry, Bassell has held various accounting, treasury and MIS positions with Mobil, Amoco and Tenneco.

Mike Squillace will hold the position of senior vice president of operations at MACS.  Most recently, Squillace was an integral member of the leadership teams at C.L. Thomas, Inc., a multi-state wholesale fuel distributor and convenience store retailer based in Victoria, Texas, and at 7-Eleven Inc. Squillace will oversee operations for the company’s network of approximately 300 company-owned and dealer stores.

Adam Marcus joins MACS as the senior vice president of wholesale fuels. Marcus’ responsibilities include leading and developing strong partnerships for MACS’ wholesale fuel business, as well as spearheading strategic procurement and fleet operations. Prior to joining MACS, Marcus was the vice president of fuels for the Spinx Co. and served 14 years with BP/Amoco in the U.S.

Neil McCarthy joins the MACS Leadership Team as senior vice president and chief information officer. McCarthy’s responsibilities include IT strategic development and deployment of technology solutions.  McCarthy has 25 years of experience in the c-store industry and was formerly the chief information officer at Wawa Inc.


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