Dresser Wayne Signs Distributor Deal with Source North America

Agreement covers northeast Texas region

AUSTIN, Texas -- Dresser Wayne, a provider of retail fuel dispensers and technologies, has expanded its distributor agreement with Source North America Corp., one of the largest distributors of equipment for convenience stores and fueling stations in the United States. The company, which already provides Dresser Wayne products in other areas of the country, is now a Dresser Wayne distributor in the Northeast Texas region.

"This agreement is a natural fit for both of our organizations," said Dan Gleeson, director of U.S. distributor sales for Dresser Wayne. "Source North [image-nocss] America is well-respected in the industry as a full-stock distributor. Customers can count on them to quickly provide the equipment they need to help maximize operational efficiency. Similarly Dresser Wayne delivers exceptional quality products and services that help retailers enhance profitability. It's a good combination."

Mark Hodges, Midwest Region sales manager for Source North America, said, "Now we can offer Dresser Wayne products to more of our customers in more of our territories."

Also, Dresser Wayne said that it has reached another milestone in its ongoing plan to minimize environmental impact and to incorporate more green practices into its operations around the world. The company has received ISO 14001:2004 certification for its Austin operation from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), a third-party registrar for quality and environmental management systems. Dresser Wayne has also earned ISO 14001:2004 certifications for its manufacturing sites in Brazil and Italy.

ISO 14001 certification recognizes a company's control of its impact on the environment. According to the certification standards, the organization must identify all potential environmental influences and associated risks. Another criterion is actively minimizing impact as well as maintaining an emphasis on continual improvement. Only those companies with excellent environmental programs qualify for this globally-recognized certification.

"Dresser Wayne has been a technology leader in our industry for more than 100 years. As a global leader in retail fuel dispensing we are committed to being at the forefront of environmental stewardship in our industry," said Neil Thomas, Dresser Wayne global president. "Our goal is to have all operations ISO 14001:2004 certified by the end of 2009."

Dresser Wayne has a comprehensive approach to environmental integrity that spans all levels of the organization, it said. One of the four pillars of the company's green commitment is resource conservation. Dresser Wayne seeks to prevent pollution and protect natural surroundings at all of its facilities, both from an operations and a product standpoint. Additionally, Dresser Wayne adheres to a strict policy of regulatory compliance and is committed to sustainability principles.

"We are proud to be an ISO 14001:2004 organization," said Jim Walton, director of quality and process improvement. "Minimizing environmental risks and impact is a key part of Dresser Wayne's business practices. This certification demonstrates our commitment to establishing and maintaining an eco-friendly culture."

Dresser Wayne has programs in place at all of its operations and facilities around the world to achieve ISO 14001 certification within the next several months.

Dresser Wayne, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is one of the largest business units of Dresser Inc., and is an industry pioneer for the retail fueling industry. Among its innovations, Dresser Wayne was the first to introduce self-service consoles and fuel blending dispensers to service stations, in-pump card readers and cash acceptors, in-pump radio frequency identification payment systems and dispenser-mounted touch screen payment/communication systems. In addition, Dresser Wayne designs and markets software systems that enable its retail fueling customers to manage the convenience store aspects of their businesses more efficiently, including inventory control, pricebook management, labor management and site administration.