Verc Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf/Irving gasoline operator headquartered in Duxbury, Massachusetts, has named Michael Johnston team leader at the Fitchburg Briteway Carwash location at 129 Whalon Street.
Johnston joined Verc in 2014 and has served as team leader at the Berlin Gulf location for the past four years. Originally from Boxborough, Massachusetts, Johnston now lives in Fitchburg with his wife and their child.
Verc Enterprises is an independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company began 45 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The original business was founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today, the business remains under family ownership, with Vercollone’s sons Leo and Paul serving as CEO and SVP, respectively. Longtime team member Jim Fitzgerald serves as the company’s president. With more than 350 employees, Verc hires persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has more than 20 precent of its workforces comprised of IDD (intellectually/developmentally disabled) citizens. Verc maintains ongoing partnerships with organizations including Best Buddies, ARC of Greater Plymouth and others to provide employment opportunities for IDD persons.
The company offers convenience and snack items, competitively priced gasoline and most have a Dunkin’ Donuts. It works closely with the communities it serves and is involved in a number of local causes, including a program that provides funds to local schools for programs to benefit students.