PCATS Hall of Fame Recognizes Industry Icons

At THE Tech EVENT, Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be recognized for their contributions, accomplishments and dedication to enhancing technology innovation in the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Scott Hartman, president and CEO of York, Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s, and Gene Gerke, president of Columbia, Missouri-based Gerke & Associates Inc., have been named the latest inductees into the PCATS (Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards) Technology Hall of Fame.

Hartman and Gerke will be inducted at THE Tech EVENT, which takes place May 6 to 10 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Hartman has been active in the technology industry since 1995 when he became involved with the NACS Technology Standards Project, which ultimately led to the creation of PCATS in 2004. PCATS was integrated into NACS in 2010. Hartman was 2005-06 NACS chairman and served two terms as PCATS chairman. He also served as NACS vice chairman of research and development, chairman of the Technology Committee and chairman of the Technology Standards Steering Committee.

Gerke also was an original member of the NACS Technology Standards Project team, as well as a co-founder of CSX LLC, the largest purpose-built, online database of financial and operating data in the industry. NACS acquired CSX in 2007. Gerke’s management consulting firm advises clients in areas including technology implementation and technology standards.

THE Tech EVENT is the top source for technology education, information and solutions benefitting the convenience and fuel retailing industry. The week-long event combines the networking and educational offerings of the previous NACStech and the PCATS Annual Conference into one event, adding leadership and innovation components in a setting that rivals other elite tech events.

THE Tech EVENT also will feature an innovative Supplier Exchange, allowing convenience and fuel retailers to connect with the industry’s top technology solution providers in a casual and flexible setting. More information and registration for THE Tech EVENT is available online at THETechEvent.com.