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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Scott Hartman and Gene Gerke will be inducted into the PCATS (Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards) Technology Hall of Fame during THE Tech EVENT, taking place May 6-10 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
Hartman, president and CEO of York, Pa.-based Rutter's Farm Stores, has been active in the technology segment of the convenience store industry since 1995, when he became involved with the NACS Technology Standards Project, which ultimately led to the creation of PCATS in 2004. Hartman was also NACS' (the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing) 2005-2006 chairman and served two terms as PCATS chairman.
Gerke, president of Columbia, Mo.-based advisory firm Gerke & Associates Inc., was an original member of the NACS Technology Standards Project team. He also co-founded CSX LLC, the largest, purpose-built, online database of financial and operating data in the c-store industry. NACS acquired CSX in 2007.
THE Tech EVENT combines the networking and educational offerings of the previous NACStech and PCATS Annual Conference into one event.
NACS has 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies that do business in 50 countries.