Joseph Petrowski is a Senior Advisor and Director of Fuels for Yesway. Joe oversees all operations of the fuels team, including pricing, procurement, and management of the firm’s fleet services program. In addition, he works closely with the company’s senior executives to help manage Yesway’s growth, improve operations, and implement the firm’s business plan. Joe is a member of Yesway’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Prior to joining Yesway, Joe was the Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland Farms Gulf Oil Group, a diversified petroleum and retail convenience store holding company located in 29 states with more than 8,000 employees and $13 billion in annual revenues, making Cumberland Farms the 34th largest private company on the Forbes 500 list. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, the company achieved record earnings and, in 2012, Joe was named as one of the nation’s “Top Private Company CEOs” by ExecRank, the nation’s definitive ranking service of executives. After leaving Cumberland Farms, Joe founded Mercantor Partners, a private equity group focused on downstream energy distribution and retail convenience. Joe remained Chairman of Gulf Oil through 2017 and oversaw the sale of Gulf Oil to ArcLight Capital Partners in 2015.
Joe is a member of the Board of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), a publicly-traded natural gas utility and national energy merchant; a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Advisory Council; a Trustee of both Boston College High School and Trinity Catholic Schools; and serves on the Board of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers. He has written numerous articles on energy and public policy, regulation, and market development and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg radio. He has been a contributing editor to the Wall Street Journal and has testified before Congress and several regulatory agencies on energy and international trade issues.
Joe is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University.