Gulkis said the team will tap into Compton's expertise.
"If there is ever an opportunity to pick his brain on something we will," Gulkis said. "But his role will be strictly as an advisor."
Haslam told the Knoxville News Sentinel that he missed being CEO of Pilot Flying J.
"This is about me realizing my first love is running Pilot Flying J and wanting to return to that job," Haslam told the paper. "It's not at all about John. It's more about Jimmy having a change of heart in terms of what he wanted to do. I realize people will look at it in different ways, but that's the reality."