Kevin Kenyon and Josh Altman also elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that National Advisory Group (NAG) board member Peter Tamburro, Kevin Kenyon, and Josh Altman have been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
NYACS will honor them at its annual Chairman’s Banquet on May 12 in Syracuse N.Y. The NYACS Hall of Fame honors individual retailers and suppliers for exceptional achievement in the convenience store industry.
Tamburro, a NAG board member for the past five years, is general manager of convenience store operations for Clifford Fuel Co., in Utica N.Y., operator of 17 Nice N Easy franchise stores and three full-service gas stations across Central New York.
He served on the NYACS Board of Directors for 10 years, two of them as Chairman, and is on the Executive Committee and Convention Committee. He also spent 17 years at Nice N Easy Convenience Stores in Canastota, N.Y.
Tamburro is a native of Hudson NY, where he worked for a Nice N Easy franchisee called Valley Oil Co. from 1983 to 1993, helping develop 10 Nice N Easy locations and several CITGO and Mobil marts in the Hudson Valley. He was promoted to Vice President of Store Operations.
In 1993, when Valley Oil was sold to Mid-Valley Oil (Xtra Mart), Tamburro was hired by John MacDougall, President and founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes as director of franchise operations, providing support to 18 separate owners operating 75 stores combined.
In 1997, Tamburro became vice president of franchise operations, taking on additional responsibilities for marketing, foodservice and store operations. He later was promoted to senior executive vice president. After Nice N Easy was sold to CST Brands in 2014, he joined Clifford Fuel.
Peter and his wife Pamela reside in Oneida, N.Y., and have two sons, Patrick and Matthew.
Kenyon is a partner in the Lockport N.Y.-based, family-run Kenyon’s Variety chain of six convenience stores across Niagara County.
He served on the NYACS Board of Directors for 10 years, from 2003 to 2012, and was an active and outspoken vocal member of the Legislative Committee throughout that time.
Kenyon’s is operated by Kenyon and his brothers Bill and Tim. Their late father William and mother Delores started the business as a single-store enterprise in 1960. As Kevin, Bill, Tim and their late sister Stacey began graduating from college, they joined the business, and the operation grew. The Kenyons were named one of “New York’s Foremost Convenience Store Families” by NYACS in 2014.
Altman is vice president of mountain/service distributors, the third generation of the family that owns and operates the business headquartered in South Fallsburg, N.Y., in the southern Catskill Mountains.
The broadline convenience products distributor services approximately 1,000 retail locations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Since joining the company full-time in 1992 as a sales representative, he has assumed increasing responsibilities. In 2014, NYACS named the Altman’s one of “New York’s Foremost Convenience Store Families.”
Josh was elected to the NYACS Associate Board in 2006, and at his very first meeting, he volunteered for the office of secretary. He later served as Chairman in 2008-09. Altman also has served on the board of the Convenience Distribution Association since 2008, and is a board member and current Chairman of Peer Marketing Associates.
Tamburro, Kenyon and Altman will be the 43rd, 44th, and 45th inductees in the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame, which was founded by NYACS in 1996.