Love’s Travel Stops has promoted longtime employee Roger Ahuja to vice president of operations, putting him in charge of the company’s new self-storage division.
Ahuja now oversees Love’s Storage Solutions, as well as retail operations of the company’s travel stops. He also runs the company’s recently launched hotel division, Love’s Hospitality.
This year, Love’s opened self-storage facilities in El Paso, TX, and Sweetwater, TX. The facilities are adjacent to company-owned travel stops. Love’s has six more facilities planned over the next few years, with locations in Las Vegas, NV, and Bridgeton, MO, opening next summer, according to the El Paso Times.
Ahuja joined Edmond, OK-based Love’s in 1994 as a store manager. He most recently was director of operations services at Love’s, which has 350 locations nationwide.
StoreRight Self Storage
StoreRight Self Storage has hired Scott Kelly as director of operations.
The Lakeland, FL-based company, founded in 2011, operates 10 storage facilities.
“A once small, local company is well on the way to becoming a large player in the industry, and my job is to help facilitate that goal and the success of each acquisition along the way,” Kelly said of StoreRight.
Kelly is in charge of streamlining operations and spurring growth. Kelly was a self-storage management analyst at Synergy Storage Group for more than 17 years.
Kelly is 2016 president-elect of the Florida Self Storage Association.
Westport Properties, parent company of US Storage Centers, has promoted Mike Brady to chief operating officer.
“Mike has been an integral part of our team over the last 10 years, and the company has experienced significant growth under his leadership,” President and CEO Charles Byerly said.
Brady was vice president of operations of Irvine, CA-based Westport Properties. In his new role, he will oversee operations for the company’s 80 storage facilities.
“Westport has significantly expanded its footprint across the self-storage industry in recent years, and I’m excited about this new opportunity to further contribute to that expansion,” Brady said.
Scott Stubbs, chief financial officer at Salt Lake City, UT-based Extra Space Storage, has joined the board of directors of publicly traded ZAGG, a provider of accessories for mobile devices. Stubbs is an independent director.
“Scott’s 15 years of experience in senior financial roles at a public company will add valuable expertise and strategic insight to our board of directors,” said Cheryl Larabee, chairwoman of South Salt Lake City, UT-based ZAGG.