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Mr. Harry J. McHugh Sr.

Wrong Harry J. McHugh Sr.?

Senior Vice President and Operati...

Wawa Inc.
260 West Baltimore Pike
Wawa, Pennsylvania 19063
United States

Company Description: Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, traces its roots back to 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Owner George Wood started a dairy processing plant in Wawa,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Senior V P and Chief People Officer
    Wawa Inc.
  • Cultural Ambassador
    Wawa Inc.
  • Chairman of the Southeastern PA Chapter
    American Red Cross
  • Chairman of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
    American Red Cross
  • IABCN Inc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    The Wharton School
  • MBA
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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Web References
Above all else, Wawa values ...
www.altoonamirror.com, 22 Mar 2013 [cached]
Above all else, Wawa values its own people, but with good reason, said Harry J. McHugh, senior vice president of operations at Wawa Inc.
In turn, employees strive to fulfill one of the company's core values of always delighting the customer, McHugh said.
"This is our real reason for success," McHugh said.
McHugh spoke about Wawa's commitment to hospitality and constant innovation as part of Mount Aloysius College's 2012-13 speaker series.
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"He never stops, he never slows down," Sheetz said of McHugh.
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McHugh joined Wawa in 1973 and has filled diverse roles from director of strategic planning and real estate to vice president of store operations.
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McHugh thanked Sheetz for the praise, but said the company owed its success to its people and constant innovation.
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Adaptation to a changing market and adhering to the company's key values was key to keeping the company going, McHugh said.
"We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams," McHugh said.
What started as a iron works and later a textile factory is now the longest-running privately held company in the world, McHugh said.
Wawa constantly innovated, he said. In the 1960s, Wawa dairy farms transitioned into mini-supermarkets. The company began to build, not just make hoagies, McHugh said. And in 1996 Wawa jumped back into gasoline sales, which now exceed about 1.5 billion gallons annually.
From restrooms to gasoline sales and food service, Wawa strives to ensure a customer-focused quality permeates through the entire company, McHugh said.
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Sheetz embraced McHugh following his introduction.
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At times, the company has followed the Altoona-based chain's lead and even lags behind in gasoline sales, McHugh said.
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"We cater to everybody," McHugh said.
Harry ...
iabcn.org, 16 April 2014 [cached]
Harry McHugh
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Harry McHugh Bio Summary Harry joined Wawa, Inc. in 1973 as their first Systems Director. Subsequently, he held positions as Strategic Planning Director, Vice President of Real Estate, Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Since his retirement last year, Harry continues to serve Wawa as Cultural Ambassador.
Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing for nearly ten years, Harry led the initiative to bring hundreds of University College Cork graduates to Wawa for employment and the opportunity to earn their MBAs. He also provided employment and housing for a hundred Irish students and several 6 month interns each summer at Wawa’s New Jersey shore operations.
Harry received his MBA from The Wharton School and coached CYO soccer for fourteen years. He served as Chairman of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the American Red Cross and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Immaculata University and The Board of Governors of the Food Marketing Academy at Saint Joseph’s University.
WEST WHTELAND — Harry J. McHugh ...
www.dailylocal.com, 11 Oct 2008 [cached]
WEST WHTELAND — Harry J. McHugh wants your time, your money and your blood.
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No, McHugh is not with the Internal Revenue Service.
He is the chairman of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross and the featured speaker at Exton Region Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Expo luncheon on Friday at the Church Farm School.
The event was free and open to the public.The Red Cross chapter's CEO, Tom Foley, was to be the luncheon speaker but had to fly to Ireland on Friday on an emergency, McHugh explained.
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McHugh told the gathering his interest in the Red Cross began after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.His niece was lost in the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
"We never found my niece but it was a turning point in my life," said McHugh, who is also senior vice president of convenience chain Wawa Inc., headquartered in Middletown, Delaware County.
He said it was then that he realized the great importance of family and need to help people turn desperation into hope and hope into confidence so that they can return to a normal life.
The SEPA Chapter is one of the largest Red Cross chapters in the country and serves a community of 3.8 million people in the five-county Philadelphia area.It provides critical disaster relief, lifesaving CPR classes, first aid and safety training
courses, youth leadership programs and community disaster education programs.
The chapter has provided assistance to people caught in 850 disasters this year, McHugh said.Of that, 796 were fires.
"We provide money, food and clothing, replace lost prescriptions and shelter," said McHugh, 64, of West Whiteland.
So far in 2008, McHugh's chapter has provided some 1,149 people with shelter, three meals a day and money to get back on their feet.
The Red Cross provides support for military families who have someone overseas.Usually it is contact when there is bad news such as illness or death, but sometimes it can be good news, as well, such as a birth of a baby, he explained.
The Red Cross, which also helps trace people lost through disaster, assisted in 19 searches for Holocaust victims last year, he said.
In one case, a young woman was sent to a Nazi work camp in 1942, separating her from her 6-year-old brother.The Southeastern Chapter was able to assist in the 66-year old search.They found the woman, now 83, in the Philadelphia area, McHugh said.She has been reunited with her younger brother.
The chapter has 108,000 trained lifesavers, of that 33,000 are youth, McHugh said.
All of the chapter's good works depend on its 10,000 volunteers, which prompted McHugh's pitch for more people to join the nonprofit.
Referring to the troubles on Wall Street, McHugh said "Your 401(k), that's not important.This is important, your family and your health."
McHugh said the Red Cross is not looking for people with special talents.
Members of the Board
www.iabcn.org, 22 July 2013 [cached]
Harry McHugh Wawa
Bio Summary Harry joined Wawa, Inc. in 1973 as their first Systems Director. Subsequently, he held positions as Strategic Planning Director, Vice President of Real Estate, Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Since his retirement last year, Harry continues to serve Wawa as Cultural Ambassador.
Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing for nearly ten years, Harry led the initiative to bring hundreds of University College Cork graduates to Wawa for employment and the opportunity to earn their MBAs. He also provided employment and housing for a hundred Irish students and several 6 month interns each summer at Wawa's New Jersey shore operations.
Harry received his MBA from The Wharton School and coached CYO soccer for fourteen years. He served as Chairman of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the American Red Cross and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Immaculata University and The Board of Governors of the Food Marketing Academy at Saint Joseph's University.
Pegasus Systems - Company
www.pegasussystems.com, 13 Feb 2009 [cached]
Harry J. McHugh, Sr.
Since joining Wawa, Inc. in 1973, Mr. McHugh has served as Director of Systems, Strategic Planning, Real Estate; as Vice President of Real Estate, Store Operations; and currently as Sr. Vice President of Operations. During this time, Wawa has grown from 103 convenience stores to over 500 with sales approaching $1.8 billion. Prior to joining Wawa, Harry served as a Software Consultant to NYSIIS and NASA and as Manager of Business Systems responsible for Human Resource, Financial and Purchasing Systems for the Franklin Mint. Mr. McHugh received his MBA from the Wharton School in 1979. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board for Pegasus Systems, Harry also serves on the Board of Directors for the Children's Miracle Network, the Board of Directors and The President's Council of Immaculata College, and the Board of Governors of the Academy of Food Marketing / St. Joseph's University and The Food Marketing Educational Foundation.
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