|View printer-friendly version|
Wright Express CEO Michael E. Dubyak Named As Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
South Portland, Maine - June 22, 2006 - Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Dubyak has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards. For the past 20 years, Ernst & Young has recognized the vital contributions of entrepreneurs who build and sustain world-class businesses.
During his 20 years at Wright Express, Dubyak helped to create a new electronic fleet payment industry. During this time, he consistently delivered strong results through his innovative management style and an uncompromising commitment to customer satisfaction.
Dubyak has seen Wright Express advance through various stages of corporate challenges and development. He helped lead the Company through eight years of its venture capital stage and then five subsequent ownership changes, culminating with an initial public offering in early 2005. Wright Express has had record profits every year under his eight years as president and CEO and the Company reported impressive growth in its first year as a publicly traded company. A strong believer in being a good corporate neighbor, Dubyak also was recognized for Wright Express' positive contributions to its community in South Portland, Maine and the surrounding communities. In fact, Dubyak was recognized by the Portland-based Institute for Civic Leadership as the recipient of its "Distinguished Alumni Award" in 2005.
"It is an honor to be selected as a finalist for the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards," said Dubyak. "This accolade is the result of the 650 Wright Express employees who demonstrate their dedication to teamwork and a commitment to industry leadership in providing the highest quality products and customer service every day."
Dubyak has served as Wright Express' president and chief executive officer since August 1998. From November 1997 to August 1998, Dubyak was the Company's executive vice president of U. S. sales and marketing. From January 1986 to November 1997, he held various senior positions in marketing, marketing services, sales, business development and customer service. Dubyak has more than 30 years of experience in the payment processing, information management services and vehicle fleet and fuel industries.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in more than 100 cities and 35 countries.
About Wright Express
Wright Express is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry. Wright Express provides these services for approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.2 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 95 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 650 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.
News media contact: