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    PCATS Seeks New Executive Director and CEO

    John Hervey, current position holder, will retire at the end of 2008.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) is looking for a new executive director for the association, as John Hervey will retire from his position as executive director and CEO at the end of this year, CSNews Online has learned.

    Prior to joining PCATS, Hervey served as chief technology officer for NACS, which he joined in September 2000. Hervey has worked in the industry for a variety of companies, including Mobil Oil Corp. and Minit Mart Foods, a regional 100-unit c-store chain in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    The Executive Director is responsible for overall operations, asset protection and marketing/public relations for PCATS, a 501 (c) (6) non-profit standards development organization, recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    PCATS is incorporated as a membership based, non-stock corporation in the state of Virginia, and the Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the board of directors.

    Under the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overall daily management and operation of the PCATS and protection of the organization's financial assets, while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable, federal, state and local requirements, PCATS reported.

    While the organization is headquartered in Alexandria, Va., it is flexible regarding future locations. There are no specific education requirements for the position, however, the Executive Director must possess the knowledge and qualities, which may result from formal education or at least three-years experience in business, non-profit operational and financial management, or similar relevant experience, according to PCATS.

    Additionally, convenience store retail or general retail experience would provide an excellent background for the leadership required to build the membership body, and the Executive Director must be able to travel and attend conferences, training, and other events as required.

    Specific job responsibilities, according to PCATs, include the following:

    -- Markets PCATS as the standards body for petroleum and convenience retailing to national and international stakeholders, and recruits industry suppliers and retailers to membership in PCATS as active volunteers to support PCATS' standards development and implementation programs.
    -- Develops and implements new marketing strategies and programs to ensure the growth and stability of the organization.
    -- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with state convenience/petroleum associations and other relevant nation associations
    -- Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives for PCATS operations.
    -- Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors and implements policies, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
    -- Monitors the activities of all business and technical committees and serves as vice-chair of the Technology Advisory Committee.
    -- Oversees all daily financial management functions including accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, human resources and payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

    For more information, contact Jenny Bullard, at (912) 490-2316 or [email protected].

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