Meet Future Leader in Convenience: Darren Renwick
DES MOINES, Iowa — Working in the supply and distribution group at Pilot Flying J was Darren Renwick’s introduction to the convenience store industry. He held multiple positions at the company within the supply and distribution group, driving both value and bottom-line results through strong leadership, innovative thinking and determination to execute strategy at a high level.
Two years ago, Renwick began working at Yesway as senior fuel procurement manager. His current responsibilities include the safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation of fuel to 150 Yesway stores. He not only sources product, manages third-party carrier relationships, and manages and maintains fuel brands, but he also oversees reporting on retail price performance, and budgets gallons and margin for fuel.
Working under the guidance of industry veteran and senior advisor Joseph Petrowski, former CEO of Cumberland Farms, who joined Yesway in 2016, Renwick has helped the company achieve impressive growth and performance in fuel. He is particularly proud of the progress Yesway has made in the management of the fuel supply chain as a whole, including newly implemented technology that has resulted in a reduction of in-tank capital, lower common-carrier fees, and greatly improved visibility and agility to daily market conditions.
Other major milestones he’s achieved during his time at Yesway are the successful integration of more than 75 newly acquired stores, management of a number of newly acquired brands and suppliers, and the implementation of PDI TelaPoint technology to manage the fuel supply chain.