May 8, 2012
Steve Spinks named chief executive officer of Spinx Company
"I know that the company will benefit from Steve's judgment and day-to-day leadership as CEO" said Stewart Spinks. "Of course, I will remain involved and look forward to seeing the company grow with Steve's guidance."
As reported in a Raymond James/CSP Daily News Flash yesterday, the transition became official on March 15.
Steve Spinx has served the industry as a board member of the South Carolina Petroleum Marketing Association, Greenville County Better Business Bureau and Upstate Children's Museum. He also serves as president of Ace Energy Inc. and as a past Leadership Greenville member.
Greenville, S.C.-based Spinx operates 65 convenience retail stores in South Carolina and North Carolina. Founded in 1972 by Stewart Spinks, the company is the largest privately held gasoline-convenience retailer in South Carolina and is ranked among the top U.S. c-store chains in the country. In December 2011, Stewart Spinks completed a partial sale of The Spinx Co. to an employee stock ownership program (ESOP), retaining leadership.