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    C-store Industry Leaders Among Nation's Top Private CEOs

    Seven convenience chief executives make the annual list compiled by ExecRank.

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Several CEOs in the convenience store industry landed on the "Top Private Company CEO Rankings" for 2012.

    The list, compiled by ExecRank, features leaders who have been able to spread their company's' reputation for leadership and innovation in their industry. The San Rafael, Calif.-based ranking service also took into account recommendations from chief financial officers. In addition, ExecRank noticed "a significant uptick in the number of CEOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CEOs that made this list represent the best of the best in executive leadership."

    Appearing on the latest rankings of the 400 top CEOs are Stan Sheetz of Sheetz Inc. (No. 121); Joe Petrowski of The Cumberland Gulf Group (No. 122); Joe DePinto of 7-Eleven Inc. (No. 221); Chester Cadieux of QuikTrip Corp. (No. 247); Gary Dake of Stewart's Shops (No. 316); Kyle Krause of Kum & Go LC (No. 319); and Carl Bolch of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. (No. 398).

    "I am honored to receive this recognition from ExecRank as one of the nation's top private company CEOs, and give credit to our entire team here at The Cumberland Gulf Group," said Petrowski. "The employees of Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil work tirelessly to grow our business and expand our brands, which provides me with continuous motivation and makes my job as CEO a pleasure. I sincerely applaud each and every member of our team for their dedication."

    Several CEOs of industry-related companies also landed on the list, including Greg Page of Cargill (No. 28), Bill Sansom of H.T. Hackney (No. 35) and Paul Michaels of Mars Inc. (No. 242).

    CEOs were ranked according to ExecRank's patent-pending proprietary CEO Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world's most renowned business leaders.

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