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Wright Express Hosts Third Emerging Technology Forum

Speakers present their views on where the fleet card industry may be headed in the next few years from a technology perspective

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Jun 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, announced today that it hosted its Industry Technology Forum on June 17, 2010 at the Marriott Sable Oaks in South Portland, Maine.

Wright Express hosts the forum to exchange ideas with industry experts about visions for coming technological advances. Eleven thought leaders from a variety of fleet, point of sale, security and payment processing companies gave presentations highlighting the emerging technology expected to be available in the next seven years. The businesses involved range from high profile, established companies to emerging technology firms with innovative product ideas and solutions. The speakers included:

  • Mike Antich, Bobit Publishing
  • David Coleman, GreenRoad Technologies
  • Bill Hilbrunner, U.S. National Grid
  • Steven Loos and Jennifer Fouts, Wheels
  • Brad MacDonald, BSM Wireless
  • Steve Mathison, First Data Corp
  • George Odencrantz, Sinclair
  • Rita Ramirez, ViVOtech
  • Jason Swihart, Mellow Clutter
  • Erik Vlugt, Verifone

This was the third emerging technology event Wright Express has hosted in recent years. "It provides Wright Express a look into the future and gives us an industry view of the innovations and technologies that will emerge as we move through the next several years," says Russ Lamer, manager of emerging technologies for Wright Express. He went on to say that "it helps us to stay on the leading edge and to prepare strategically for what is yet to come."

About Wright Express

Wright Express is a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. Wright Express captures and combines transaction information from its proprietary network with specialized analytical tools and purchasing control capabilities in a suite of solutions that enable fleets to manage their vehicles more effectively. The Company's charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.5 million vehicles. Wright Express markets its services directly to fleets and as an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees. The Company's business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network, as well as international subsidiaries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

SOURCE: Wright Express Corporation

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