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NYACS To Honor Two Executives With MacDougall, Tripi Awards

The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) will honor Mickey Jamal of CPD Energy Corp., New Paltz, New York, and Paul Reid of Reid Petroleum Corp., Lockport, New York, at its Chairman’s Banquet in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, during its annual trade show.

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Mickey Jamal

Jamal will receive the 2019 NYACS John MacDougall Leadership Award, while Reid will be presented with NYACS’ 2019 Carl Tripi Award.

NYACS, in partnership with the John and Elaine MacDougall Foundation, created the John MacDougall Award in 2017 to honor the late NYACS co-founder and CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. It is presented annually to the person or company who best demonstrates qualities that characterized John’s career: Success in the convenience store business, industry leadership, a commitment to relationship building and active involvement in NYACS.

Jamal is the founder and CEO of CPD Energy Corp., a network of gas stations and convenience stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has served on the NYACS board of directors for 18 years, including one as chairman and is a member of the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Shell Marketers and the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

NYACS established the Carl Tripi Award in 2006 to recognize “low-profile, high-impact” contributions to NYACS and the convenience store industry. It is named for the late Carl Tripi, who as chairman of Buffalo, New York-based wholesale/distributor Tripifoods Inc. remained behind the scenes but made sure NYACS had enough financial and volunteer support to succeed.

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Paul Reid

Reid serves as CEO of The Reid Cos./Crosby’s, a regional fuel marketer and convenience food retailer that originated when his grandfather, J. Ward Reid, opened a one-pump service station in Lockport in 1922. After expanding the company’s fuel business to more than 200 wholesale and commission dealer locations through the 1990s, the company developed Reid Stores Inc., a proprietary c-store chain in the 2000s through a series of acquisitions starting with K&K Food Stores followed by Crosby Dairy Stores, Arrow Mart and others. Today, they operate 85 retail locations throughout western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania, all under the Crosby’s banner.

Friends and colleagues are invited to attend the May 16 banquet, where in addition to these award presentations, former Altria Group Sales Executive Brad Carlson and retired Stewart’s Shops SVP David Caruso will be inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.

Headquartered in Albany, New York, NYACS is a statewide trade organization representing and serving New York’s diverse, dynamic community of 8,500 neighborhood convenience stores.

About the author

Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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