Tom Panos is the owner of TA Wapakoneta in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which the Panos family bought in 1991. Located off exit 111 at the intersection of I-75 and US 33, the 19,000-square-foot space has a full-service restaurant, 125 parking spaces, eight fuel islands, a c-store, CAT Scale and a shop. Panos became president in 2003 and in 2005, he took over the family’s business, which does everything from apartments to restaurants to billboards. Prior to running the family business, Panos earned a Masters in Information Technology and worked in IT for 10 years. He brings a deep understanding of business to the podcast, sharing thoughtful ideas on the future of truckstops, the impact of the pandemic on his business and how to meet the needs of professional drivers. He also shared about the scholarship he started in honor of his late father, Art Panos.
With special guest:
Tom Panos, Owner, TA Wapakoneta
Amy Toner, Vice President, Publishing and Digital Content