Ankeny, IA — Darren Rebelez, current IHOP president, has been named president and CEO of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. effective June 24, succeeding Terry Handley, who will retire from the company and its board after a 38-year career with the 2,100 location c-store chain.
Rebelez joins Casey’s with more than 25 years of experience focused on operations, marketing and merchandising for large corporations in the c-store, fuel and restaurant industries.
“We are thrilled to welcome Darren to the Casey’s family,” says H. Lynn Horak, chairman of the board. “Darren brings a remarkable combination of leadership experience in the convenience store, fuel and restaurant industries, and he has an impressive track record of driving performance and innovation. We have enjoyed getting to know Darren through our succession planning process and are confident that he will build on Casey’s strong heritage of customer service, employee development, giving back to our communities, and our focus on creating sustainable growth and profitability.”
“I am honored to join the Casey’s team at an exciting and dynamic time for both the Company and the industry,” says Rebelez. “I have long admired Casey’s and look forward to working closely with its talented team to continue providing outstanding service to local communities across our markets and creating value for all of Casey’s stakeholders.”
Horak adds: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Terry for his dedication and tremendous contributions to Casey’s over his nearly four decades with the company. The company has benefitted greatly from Terry’s contributions over the years. We wish Terry many years of enjoyment and fulfillment in his retirement.”
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone at Casey’s for their support and partnership throughout my career,” notes Handley. “I have great pride in our many accomplishments and the hard work and dedication of all Casey’s employees. It has been a privilege to lead and be part of such a talented team, and I look forward to seeing Casey’s continue to build on its momentum in fiscal 2020 and beyond.” C&ST