Pilot Co. to Start 2021 With New CEO at the Helm
Effective immediately, Konar will take on additional responsibilities, including the management of technology, human resources, finance and legal. The real estate team will continue to report to Jimmy Haslam and the store operations and development teams will continue to report to Ken Parent, president.
As CEO, store operations and development will be added to Konar's role in 2021.
Also in January, Parent will become senior advisor to the CEO and the chairman, providing guidance on strategy and key priorities for the company. During his time with the company, he helped Pilot achieve significant growth through the development of successful systems and processes, as well as building an outstanding leadership team.
The rest of Pilot's management team will stay in place.
As a family operated company for 62 years, the Haslam family will continue to be involved. Whitney Haslam Johnson will continue to serve as chief experience officer and member of the board, and Bill Haslam will serve on the board.
Based in Knoxville, Pilot is one of the country's largest operators of travel centers with more than 950 locations. It supplies more than 11 billion gallons of fuel per year. The Pilot Flying J travel center network includes locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces with more than 680 restaurants, 74,000 truck parking spaces, 5,300 deluxe showers, 6,200 diesel lanes and 35 Truck Care service centers.
The One9 Fuel Network provides fleets and professional drivers with more places to stop at a variety of fueling locations. Pilot's energy division supplies fuel, DEF, bio and renewables and provides hauling and disposal services as the third largest tanker fleet in North America.