Love’s Travel Stops has promoted 10 individuals to new positions.
“As we continue to increase our number of locations and expand in other areas, we will need proven leaders,” said Tom Love, executive chairman and founder of Love’s. “The hard work and vision of the individuals we’ve promoted will ensure the solid future of Love’s.”
- Ginny Webb was promoted to CIO and vice president of technology. Webb is in charge of all aspects of information technology, including information security, infrastructure, customer support, data, development, product and project support. Webb came to Love’s in 2012 with 25 years of experience leading information technology teams. She previously served as Chesapeake Energy’s vice president of IT business systems and worked for Devon Energy Corporation.
- In Kevin Asbury’s new role as executive vice president of operations, he’s responsible for leading all operations efforts for Love’s, including seven retail divisions, tire care, facilities maintenance, and the operations support teams of marketing, merchandising, restaurant services, loss prevention and field services. Asbury joined Love’s in 1986 and spent 21 years working in Love’s retail operation.
- Brent Bergevin plays a key role in supplying all Love’s locations with diesel and fuel. As vice president of transportation of Gemini Motor Transport, Love’s fuel hauling company, Bergevin oversees more than 800 drivers and more than 500 trucks who haul products to Love’s locations nationwide. Prior to joining Love’s in 1997, he gained experience in the convenience store and travel stop industry at Shell Oil and Pilot Corporation. Bergevin also worked for Petroleum Wholesale.
- As vice president of fuel marketing, Jon Archard oversees, develops and maintains relationships with fleets across the country. He manages Love’s nationwide sales effort to ensure proper calibration between Love’s business offerings and its customer base. Archard joined Love’s in 2001 as a regional account manager. He gained marketing experience as the director of Golf and Marketing at Cypress Run Golf Club in Florida.
- In Rick Shuffield’s new role as vice president of real estate and development, he works with leaders in communities nationwide to secure property for new Love’s locations. Shuffield joined Love’s in 1997 as a director of travel stop operations. He previously worked for Pilot Corporation and Wendy’s.
- Tony LoPresto has been named director of finance. His new responsibilities include overseeing financial reporting, treasury, fixed assets, utilities management, internal audit, enterprise risk management, and accounts receivable and billing functions. LoPresto is a certified public accountant and a certified treasury professional. He served as an audit manager in the KPMG-Oklahoma City practice before coming to Love’s in 2007.
- As the new director of human resources, Michael Hartfield is in charge of corporate employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll, corporate recruiting, training and wellness. Prior to joining Love’s last year, Hartfield was an assistant vice president at USAA, a financial services firm.
- Justin Long was promoted to director of business aligned IT. He is responsible for delivery and support of all corporate projects and technology application solutions, such as the implementation of Love’s customer relationship management software, SAP finance solution and Love’s company intranet. Long joined the Love’s Family of Companies as a regional trader for Musket in 2006, moved into trading risk control and then led the implementation of RightAngle in 2008. Previously, he worked in technical development at CITGO Petroleum before joining the product supply team as a senior refined product scheduler for CITGO Petroleum.
- In Mike McCane’s new role as director of development and data services, he’s responsible for all technical work across various enterprise platforms, including Love’s iSeries, Microsoft, and systems, applications, products (SAP) initiatives and development services. McCane previously worked for ExxonMobil, Freeport-McMoRan and Valero Energy Corporation.