PCATS Announces 2009 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) today announced results of its Board of Directors elections held on January 29, 2009, during the PCATS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Newly elected members of the 2009 PCATS Board of Directors are as follows:


Gabe Olives, vice president of IT/petroleum
Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Vice Chair

Patrick J. Lewis, partner and CEO
Oasis Stop ‘N Go LLC Convenience Stores in Twin Falls, Idaho


Jack Dickinson, manager of engineering & development
Allied Electronics, Inc. in Bristol, Pennsylvania

Retailer Business Requirements Committee Chair

Sharon Scace, senior domain architect
BP America Inc. in Warrenville, Illinois

Membership and Marketing Chair

Kim Flaugher, manager of e-business solutions
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri

Implementation Committee Chair

Robert Sleeper, director of technology
CHR Corp. (dba Rutter's Farm Stores) in York, Pennsylvania

 "It is an honor and a privilege to lead this cohesive and dynamic association," said Turkey Hill Minit Markets Vice President of IT/Petroleum and PCATS Chair Gabriel Olives. "This organization started with only a handful of retailers and suppliers at NACS in 1995 who shared a common vision. Since then, PCATS has made significant progress to provide the convenience petroleum retailing industry with the necessary tools to remain successful and profitable. I am looking forward to building upon PCATS milestones as we enter our sixth year together. The possibilities for PCATS are endless."

Returning Directors to the PCATS Board include:


Ann Dozier, vice president, collaborative customer capabilities
The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia

Technical Advisory Committee Chair

Lisa Stewart, president
Impact 21 Group, LLC in Lexington, Kentucky

Certification Committee Chair

Gregg Peele, president and CEO
CMiSolutions Inc in Charlotte, North Carolina

Device Integration Committee Chair

Kenneth Ringeman, system architect
Gilbarco Veeder-Root in Greensboro, North Carolina

Point of Sale (POS)/Back Office Committee Vice-Chair

Bill Wade, senior systems analyst
PDI in Temple, Texas

Retail Financial Transactions Committee Chair

Brad McGuinness, vice president of product development
VeriFone, Inc. in Clearwater, Florida

 NACS Representative

Michael Davis, vice president of member services
NACS, The Association for Convenience & Petroleum Retailing in
Alexandria, Virginia

Retailers who previously served as PCATS Board of Directors Chair include Jenny Bullard of Flash Foods in Waycross Georgia (2008), Devin Bates (2007), Richard D. Oneslager Jr. of Balmar Management Group, LLC, in Denver, Colorado (2006), and Scott Hartman of CHR Corp's (dba Rutter's Farm Stores) in York, Pennsylvania (2004-2005). Ms. Bullard will continue to serve on the Board of Directors this year as Past Chair.

In addition to the PCATS Board of Directors, elections were held for leadership positions within the PCATS business and technical committees and their respective working groups.