Jim Fitzgerald

VERC Enterprises, a family-owned convenience store, car wash, and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has promoted Jim Fitzgerald of Hanover, MA to the position of president.

Fitzgerald, who has been with the company for 22 years, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the growing company, while also working directly with owners Leo and Paul Vercollone on planning and implementing the company’s future growth. The announcement was made by Leo Vercollone, who will serve as chief executive officer.

Fitzgerald is the first non-family member to serve as the company’s president. He joined VERC Enterprises in 1995 as director of finance; in 2000 he was promoted to chief financial officer, and in 2011 he was named vice president/chief operating officer. Fitzgerald will lead the company’s management team which will also include Paul Vercollone, senior vice president, and Barry Ahearn, recently promoted to vice president of operations.

Prior to his affiliation with VERC Enterprises, Fitzgerald spent 12 years as a senior manager at the Rockland, MA CPA firm Needel, Welch & Stone, and he was also CPA/manager for the Boston firm Vitale, Caturano, and Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stonehill College and a master’s degree in computer information systems from Bentley College.