TravelCenters of America has announced that Thomas M. O’Brien, president and CEO has resigned, effective December 31, 2017.
The TA Board has appointed Andrew J. Rebholz, a 20 year veteran of TA and currently TA’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, to be TA’s new Chief Executive Officer.
The board of director has also named Barry A. Richards, a 17-year veteran of TA and currently TA’s executive vice president, to be TA’s new president and chief operating officer.
In addition, William E. Myers, TA’s current senior vice President and chief accounting officer, to be TA’s new executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
“I believe I speak for everyone associated with TA when I say ‘thank you’ to Tom for the leadership and creative vision that he brought to TA since he was appointed CEO in 2007,” said Rebholz. “I am excited to take on the leadership of this dynamic company. I believe TA has become a leader in the travel center industry by providing a complete package of services to our trucking company customers, including large parking lots, multiple food options and driver amenities, a large variety of convenience store goods, competitively priced fuel and industry leading expertise in truck maintenance and repair work, which I believe has the ability to significantly expand.”
O’Brien’s retirement agreement with TA provides that he will remain an employee of TA to assist with the transition of his duties until June 30, 2018. Thereafter, Mr. O’Brien will be available to assist TA on an as-needed basis.