SpartanNash Names Ryan Speakes as Vice President, Fuel Center and Convenience Stores; Tom Swanson Details
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - SpartanNash is bolstering its leadership roster with the appointment of Ryan Speakes. The new executive will be taking on the role of Vice President, Fuel Center and Convenience Stores, effective immediately.
Prior to SpartanNash, Speakes spent the past 16 years serving in various operations and sales roles at Speedway and 7-Eleven, where he most recently served as Market Leader of Operations. At Speedway, he rose from District Manager to a Regional Leader of Operations, consistently exceeding his sales revenue targets.
In his new role with the retailer, Speakes will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and operations plans for SpartanNash’s 37 fuel centers, most of which include a convenience store and are co-located with a company-owned grocery store. In addition, Speakes will play a critical role in managing the rising cost of fuel for consumers.
The addition of Speakes demonstrates SpartanNash’s commitment to recruiting top talent and fostering a People First culture since CEO Tony Sarsam was appointed in 2020, noted the press release.
“The C-store market is growing globally, and SpartanNash sees tremendous opportunity to bring new innovations to this segment of our retail business,” said Executive Vice President, Corporate Retail Tom Swanson. “Having served in a variety of leadership positions in the fuel center and C-store industry, Ryan brings valuable expertise that we are excited to tap into at SpartanNash.”
Congratulations, Ryan Speakes, as you take on your new role!