As part of its reorganization and turnaround plan, TravelCenters of America Inc. announced that Jamie Hubbard has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Procurement.
Hubbard will head the newly created Procurement Department and lead the company’s strategic initiative to consolidate purchasing in order to create better execution, improve economies of scale in pricing and drive overall efficiency across the organization, to enable it to pass savings to the benefit of TA’s fleet customers and professional drivers.
Hubbard brings more than 25 years of industry experience to TA. He most recently oversaw the procurement efforts for Ascena Retail Group, the parent company of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Catherines and Justice.
In this role, Hubbard helped build a Procurement Center of Excellence to leverage spend across 3,200 stores and Corporate Headquarters. He also spent more than a decade at Burlington Coat Factory, where he held roles including Vice President of Procurement.
“Jamie joins TA with a vast amount of experience in procurement, supply chain and change management, with a proven track record of developing innovative solutions,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA. “We are confident his leadership will help TA develop better execution and vendor management strategies while providing cost savings. We welcome him and are looking forward to his team helping TA execute the initiatives outlined in our new strategic company plans.”
Hubbard received his Bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
TravelCenters of America Inc. is the nation’s largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its more than 21,000 employees serve customers in over 260 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express brands. TravelCenters of America operates nearly 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10 proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride.