Ivy Leaf - Spring 2014

Made to Order


Steve Sheetz and Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack and Steve Sheetz held a book signing for Womack’s new book Made to Order: the Sheetz Story at the Altoona Barnes and Noble, December 7. The product of numerous interviews with key Sheetz family members, including company founder Bob Sheetz and longtime company president Steve Sheetz, Made to Order traces the fascinating history of Sheetz, Inc., a regional convenience retailer that battled the odds and cemented its name among the ranks of America’s most successful private companies. From its humble dairy store origins in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz became a convenience-store giant, amassing more than 450 locations across six states and creating numerous marketing and retail innovations along the way.

The pair signed about 200 books for Sheetz and Penn State employees, as well as for the public.

Womack serves as Penn State Altoona’s senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, as well as the Penn State Laureate for the 2013-14 academic year. Steve Sheetz is an integral part of Penn State Altoona’s business and entrepreneurial programs.