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Mr. Chris T. Gheysens

Chief Executive Officer

Wawa Inc.

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Wawa Inc.

260 West Baltimore Pike

Wawa, Pennsylvania 19063

United States

Company Description

Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk busin ... more

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Employment History

Position, Audit Practice

Deloitte LLP


Board of Directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
American Red Cross

Board Member
National Association of Convenience Stores

Dean's Advisory Committee
Villanova University

Member of the Economic Advisory Committee
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Saint Joseph's University

Villanova University



Villanova University


St. Joseph's University

St. Joe's MBA

The Villanova

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Yesterday, JHP's Jewish ... [cached]

Yesterday, JHP's Jewish Business Network hosted Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens and American Red Cross Eastern PA CEO Judge Rene'e Cardwell in conversation about the role of corporate philanthropy in a life-saving Philadelphia initiative.

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Christopher Gheysens Wawa, Inc.

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"We could not be more excited to start writing the next chapter of our Florida Expansion story and consider our Miami-Dade Community Partnership Event as the foreword of the new Florida story we will write together with the Southeast Florida community," said Chris Gheysens, Wawa's President and CEO.

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Chris Gheysens, President of Wawa, Inc

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"We had people who didn't know what a Wawa was and now they're running some of our best stores in Florida," Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens said.

Wawa is a Native American word for goose.
The company is over 200 years old and is one of the largest employee-owned firms in the country. Gheysens said it has about 200 employees who own over $1 million in stock thanks to its free stock compensation program.
Wawa also is among the most popular convenience store chains, as it's always open, offers fresh sandwiches or salads that can be ordered through a touchscreen or mobile app, and has a large variety of food and coffee. Gheysens said the Florida stores have menus designed for local tastes, such as Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches.
"We hope over the next five years to have over 50 locations in South Florida," Gheysens said. "We will eventually be at over 100 stores in South Florida and it means many opportunities for growth."
Each store is an investment of about $6 million, he said.
Gheysens said Wawa went into Broward and Palm Beach counties first because they are geographically closer to its Central Florida stores and Miami-Dade has more challenges for site selection and zoning. However, Wawa is scouting for locations in Miami-Dade.
"Broward and Palm Beach will be the best counties in the state for us," Gheysens said. "When you look at traffic counts and density, it's very similar to our best markets in the Mid-Atlantic."
Wawa has already started hiring in South Florida. Once the company ramps up its local operations, Gheysens said it will look to out-source a logistics facility in the area to support its supply chain.

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