Pilot Travel Centers Appointed New President for Energy Business

Pilot Travel Centers, a U.S. fuel retailer, has appointed Gary Hoogeveen as president of its energy business, marking the latest executive change following Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the company.

Hoogeveen, who previously served as CEO of Berkshire’s Rocky Mountain Power, brings extensive experience, having held various management positions at Berkshire Hathaway Energy since 2000, according to a statement from the company.

Gary Hoogeveen (Credits: Flickr )

In his new role, Hoogeveen will be responsible for overseeing Pilot’s fuel supply chain, fuel procurement, logistics, transportation, and other related functions.

The appointment comes after the departure of Brad Jenkins, Pilot’s former president for the energy business, and Bill Cashmareck, vice president of Petroleum Marketing and Business Development, in January.

Pilot Travel Centers (Credits: Pilot Flying J)

Earlier this year, Pilot also changed its top leadership, with the replacement of its chief executive and finance chief by longtime Berkshire executives.

Additionally, the company downsized its workforce by about 15 employees, primarily associated with its crude oil trading operations.

Renowned for its Pilot Flying J truck stops, Pilot, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been expanding its fuel purchase and trading business by recruiting skilled diesel, gasoline, and crude oil traders.

Berkshire Hathaway finalized its acquisition of Pilot this year by purchasing the remaining 20% stake it did not previously own. Pilot operates over 725 locations across the United States and Canada.

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