The Team



Cory Benford Owner C7Works

Cory Benford - President
Cory Benford has been in the convenience store industry for more than 30 years servicing numerous independent oil marketers and chains throughout the western U.S. such as ARCO ampm, Pacific Convenience and Fuels, Circle K Franchise and Vintner Distributors, to name a few. Prior to establishing C7 Works in 2006, he was with Usalco for 18 years, serving as partner for over ten years. Cory's stellar reputation precedes him; he is well known in the industry for his broad range of expertise, professionalism and integrity. When Cory is not at the local Starbucks he can usually be found in the bleachers at his daughter's basketball games or in MN to catch one of his son's college baseball games.


Ken Kyte

Ken Kyte - VP of Business Development and Marketing
Ken joined C7 Works as VP of Business Development. He has been in Store Planning, Project Management and Equipment Sales for over 25 years. Starting out in Seattle in the food service and supermarket industries and gradually changing his focus to Convenience Stores and Travel Centers when he moved to Arizona in 1997. Ken is known for his innovative interior store designs and a strong knowledge of trending Food Service and Beverage programs. Ken has raised four daughters with his wife Roxane and enjoys spending time in the mountains of Arizona or sailing San Diego Bay for summer weekend escapes.


Andie King|Senior Project Manager

Andie King - Director of Project Management Services, Circle K West Coast
Andie King joined C7 Works in October 2008. Since then she has been the lead Project Manager for Circle K Franchise conversions on the West Coast. Andie also serves as Project Manager for Chevron ExtraMile in Southern CA and has done so since the roll out of the franchise program. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, her expertise has earned her a reputation as one of the most highly regarded project managers in our industry. When she is not in the office or out in the field you can find her on a yoga mat or playing with her dogs, Bella and Shelby, and her cat, Daisy.

Andie King|Senior Project Manager

Marshall Hare - Manager of Construction and Projects / East Coast

Marshall Hare is an experienced project manager with broad knowledge of the convenience retailing and fuel marketing business.  Over the past 12 years, he has led a wide variety of projects including new store construction, major remodels, brand conversions (Circle K, Dairy Queen, Subway, ExxonMobil, BP, Sunoco), energy efficiency initiatives, and loyalty program implementation projects.


Liz Montes|Purchasing and Billing Administrator

Liz Montes - Purchasing / Billing Administrator
Liz Montes has been in the industry for 18 years. Since joining C7 Works in 2011, she has been managing client billing, payables, HR payroll, sales tax as well as Customer Service. Her bi-lingual skills come in handy with our clients in Honduras. Currently Liz handles the purchasing for ARCO ampm projects as well as numerous independent clients. Some of her daily responsibilities include tracking orders, corresponding with vendors and keeping everyone in line. You can find Liz enjoying her leisure time on her bike or hanging out with family (all 17 of them!), her husband, their children and many super-cute grandkids.


Scot Owen|Project Manager|Design Engineer

Scot Owen - Project Manager / Design Engineer
Scot Owen has been in the industry since 1984 and has worked for C7 Works since its inception in 2006. Having owned and operated a millwork shop, Scot offers specialized in-depth expertise on design implementation. He is the residing CAD expert at C7, responsible for executing project drawings for remodels such as cabinet designs, equipment plans and schedules as well as providing daily technical support on equipment specs. His design experience includes customers such as QuickTrip, Circle K and numerous independent c-store chains. When Scot is not at his computer you can find him with his wife, two children and their many animals.


Carol Borland|Senior Project Manager

Andra Wilson- Project Manager
Andra handles development of project proposals and oversees smaller projects involving installation of graphics and equipment.


Sterling Ellsworth

Sterling Ellsworth - Controller


Dan SchilkDan Schilk - Sr. Designer

Ashby HareAshby Hare - Project Coordinator / East Coast


Merry Ann HoodMerry Ann Hood - Administration Assistant

Bob HrabbBob Hrabb - Install Manager

2222 S. Dobson Rd. suite 1105 | Mesa, AZ | 85202-6201
Phone: 480.246.3731 | Fax: 480.222.3401