Travel plaza owner-operator and past NATSO chairman Jim Goetz. was awarded the association’s Hall of Fame award at NATSO’s annual show in Las Vegas, Nev. He becomes the first second-generation recipient in the history of the award.
The Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals for notable participation in their communities, the truckstop and travel plaza industry and in NATSO. NATSO has presented the award only twice since 204.
As the owner-operator of Petro Travel Plaza in Portage, Wisc., and vice president of Goetz Co., Goetz has served professional drivers, the traveling public and NATSO for more than 20 years.
Goetz served as NATSO’s chairman in 2006 and has served on the executive committee and the board of directors. He also served on the government affairs, education, information and research, nominating, conventions, and budget and audit committees.
Goetz’s father, James Goetz, Sr., received the Hall of Fame award in 1995.