ANKENY, IOWA — Darren Rebelez has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Casey’s General Stores, Inc., effective June 24. He will succeed Terry Handley, who will retire from the company after 38 years with Casey’s.
Mr. Rebelez is currently president of IHOP Restaurants for Dine Brands Global, a role he has held since 2015. Before that, he spent seven years with 7-Eleven Inc., first as senior vice-president of store operations and then executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Prior to 7-Eleven, Mr. Rebelez held management positions at ExxonMobil, Thornton Oil Corp. and Daka International, parent company of Fuddruckers Restaurants. Mr. Rebelez began his career in 1992 as a market manager and restaurant general manager for PepsiCo, Inc.
“We are thrilled to welcome Darren to the Casey’s family,” said H. Lynn Horak, chairman of the board for Casey’s General Stores. “Darren brings a remarkable combination of leadership experience in the convenience store, fuel and restaurant industries, and he has an impressive track record of driving performance and innovation. We have enjoyed getting to know Darren through our succession planning process and are confident that he will build on Casey’s strong heritage of customer service, employee development, giving back to our communities, and our focus on creating sustainable growth and profitability.”
Casey’s General Stores operates 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest. The company offers freshly prepared pizza, donuts, sub sandwiches and other assorted bakery items. Casey’s is the fourth largest convenience store chain and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.