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Dresser Wayne’s Scott Negley Appointed to National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition Board of Directors
AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 31, 2007) – Scott Negley, Dresser Wayne’s director of dispenser product management, has been asked to serve on the board of directors of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC).
“I think the NEVC has made an exceptional choice in selecting Scott to sit on its board,” said Gray Taylor, Dresser Wayne’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development. “His industry experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm for alternative fuels will be a tremendous asset. He has been a key contributor here at Dresser Wayne in developing new alternative fuel- compatible products, and I know that expertise will translate to the NEVC board’s activities.”
Negley will join representatives of major automobile makers, ethanol producers, corn growers and fuel dispenser manufacturers on the NEVC board. The national nonprofit organization is a leading advocate for the use of E85, an alternative fuel composed of 85 percent ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and just 15 percent petroleum.
“Not only does Scott bring a background in manufacturing to the board, he also has true leadership skills,” said Michelle Kautz, NEVC Director of Communications. “His product knowledge will be invaluable as we work to create an infrastructure and attempt to put guidelines and regulations in place for E85 product components.”
With over two decades of experience in the retail fueling industry, Negley was instrumental in helping design and launch Dresser Wayne’s own line of E85-compatible fuel dispensers. He will assist the NEVC board in helping secure non-governmental funding sources for E85 development, in seeking tax credits for drivers of “flexible fuel vehicles,” which can use E85 or gasoline interchangeably, and in creating a set of standardized regulations for E85 dispenser components.
“There is obviously a great deal of industry interest in ethanol,” said Negley. “And it’s more than simply academic interest. Consumers are clamoring for cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative fuels. Lawmakers are also beginning to actively promote alternate fuel options for a variety of economic, environmental and security reasons. I think the confluence of those factors will create a very favorable environment for increased ethanol applications, and I’m excited to be able to use the technical and practical expertise I’ve attained through Dresser Wayne to help the NEVC board address these important issues.” Alternative fuels, including E85, received a major publicity boost following President Bush’s State of the Union address in January, in which he laid out an energy plan designed to reduce U.S. gasoline usage by 20 percent within the next decade. The President called for a mandatory production goal of 35 billion gallons of renewable alternative fuels like ethanol by 2017, nearly five times the level now targeted by law for 2012.
About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com
5/31/2007 8:00:00 AM