Altoona, Pa. -- Joe S. Sheetz, executive VP of finance and store development for Sheetz, will assume the position of president and CEO, beginning Oct. 1.
Current chief executive Stan Sheetz leaves the presidency after 18 years and will stay active in the convenience store chain in the role of chairman.
"We made the decision last year for Joe to take over as president and chief executive officer," said Stan Sheetz. "I'm excited to say that his transition is complete and I look forward to watching him develop. Joe has a well-rounded background within the company. His experience as leader of several departments has fully prepared him take Sheetz to new heights."
Joe graduated from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and started working for the family business as director of personnel in 1995.