Sheetz Awards PCI Upgrade to Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Firm will manage enhancement program for 270 locations

Published in CSP Daily News

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root will be managing the program to upgrade more than 2000 dispensers at 270 Sheetz Inc. retail sites with Gilbarco FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pads. The hardware is Payment Card Industry Encrypting PIN Pad (PCI EPP) compliant. It provides Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) encryption of the Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) entered by consumers during debit card transactions at the pumps.

"We selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root because they have the service organization infrastructure, OEM hardware and support to manage this large program turnkey," [image-nocss] said Mark Wilson, director of store support for Sheetz. "Sheetz wants to achieve compliance well ahead of the deadlines. It is critical to our brand to provide the best possible protection for our customers' transaction data and preserve their option to use debit."

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Project Management Services brings a network of more than 500 Authorized Service Contractors and more than 3,500 trained technicians to complete upgrades under the direction of experienced Gilbarco project managers, offering standard work instructions, site surveys, order and schedule management, reporting and 24/7/365 technical support.

"It's clear that Sheetz is dedicated to the security of their customers," said Scott McDowell, director of marketing for dispenser applications at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Our products and services are designed to provide PCI-compliant protection to meet today's PCI standards and protect your investment against any PCI changes for the future."

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C., is a leading supplier of outdoor payment systems, integrated fuel control, site management and support services for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises worldwide.

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz is a family-owned and operated convenience store chain with more than $4.9 billion in revenue for 2008 and more than 12,000 employees. The company operates more than 350 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of Made-To-Order (MTO) subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through touchscreen order point terminals.