Presient and CEO
Rutter’s Farm Stores
Scott Hartman, president and chief executive of Rutter’s Farms Stores of Pennsylvania, started in the C-Store business when he was 12 years old, cleaning shelves and packing produce, and was paid 5 cents an hour for every year old he was. Working summers for the family business as he attended school, he received his BBA in accounting from George Washington University and his MBA from Duke University. Upon graduation, Scott worked for Price Waterhouse for 7 years, then returned to Rutter’s Farm stores as CFO, then vice president of operations before being appointed president in 2000.
As president and chief executive officer, Scott is often a requested guest speaker, discussing U.S. trends, global influences and the new marketing frontiers in the convenience store world. Scott’s knowledge and invaluable experience has allowed him to play a significant role in the success of NACS, where he has served as chairman, and where he presently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
“Working with food people is just so enjoyable and rewarding, truly some of the best people you could ever meet,” said Scott, who continues to be involved in many local boards and causes, “but I could never had had the time to do any of the things without such a loving and supporting family.”
“Rutter’s just completed its fifth consecutive record sales and profit year. We’ve been on quite a roll and our outlook for 2008 remains very positive.” An industry leader and observer, Scott recognizes “the way we touch our customers and interact with them is changing dramatically in the new ‘connected world.