FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
William Shipley III Joins e-Monitoring Networks Advisory board
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - June 27, 2001
e-Monitoring Networks, Inc. ("e-Monitoring") announced today that William (Bill) Shipley III, CEO of Shipley Energy, Inc., has joined e-Monitoring's advisory board to provide strategic direction and industry input for the company's petroleum industry decision-support and real-time information service. Shipley Energy, founded in 1929 by Bill's great grandfather Thomas Shipley, has become one of the nation's leading regional energy concerns providing gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, natural gas and propane to commercial, industrial and consumer accounts in the Central Pennsylvania area.
"I am extremely pleased to have Bill join our advisory board and provide the strategic guidance and industry knowledge we need as we begin our nationwide product roll-out," said Ed Schmidt, President of e-Monitoring. "Shipley Energy is one of the first customers for our fuel management and compliance service and having Bill as a member of the advisory board will make our company more responsive to the needs of the market and to our customers."
Mr. Shipley, with an MBA from Penn State University and 20 years of experience in convenience store retailing and petroleum marketing, is the fourth generation to lead Shipley Energy. Under Bill's vision Shipley Energy has taken aggressive strides towards becoming a total energy company expanding from retail service stations and convenience stores to home heating oil, commercial and industrial natural gas markets and propane. Bill also serves on many community boards and is on the board of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), which represents suppliers of 40% of all gasoline sold in the Untied States.
"The web-based inventory management, compliance reporting and transport dispatch service from e-Monitoring Networks is one of the most innovative productivity enhancement ideas to come to our industry in quite some time," stated Mr. Shipley. "By providing the right information to the right people, our business will achieve significant improvements in productivity and efficiency. I am excited to join the advisory board of e-Monitoring and assist in the strategic decisions that will expand these information and decision-support services into other new and innovative products for our industry."
About e-Monitoring Networks - e-Monitoring Networks provides decision-support and business information solutions that combine wireless data acquisition with web-delivered application software.
The company's decision-support web software and real-time information provide customers with the ability to automate, integrate and optimize supply chain and dispatch functions, product distribution, remote video surveillance and compliance monitoring and reporting. These solutions enable customers to increase their competitiveness and profitability by improving their operating efficiency and customer service.
Service offerings are designed to be used on a stand-alone basis, integrated with one another and/or integrated with third-party applications. Customers can initially choose to implement a single service, which is scalable as needs evolve, or can choose multiple services that integrate several business processes across the entire organization. Integrated solutions are an important aspect of the company's product differentiation.
With applications ranging from tank monitoring and leak detection to mobile asset tracking and video surveillance, e-Monitoring Networks boosts its customers' bottom line by reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving customer service. For additional information visit http://www.e-monitoring.net
About Shipley Energy - Since 1929, Shipley Energy has become Central Pennsylvania's leading energy company with sales of over $150 million per year. From natural gas to No. 2 heating oil and residual fuels, from low and high sulfur diesel fuel to propane and kerosene, Shipley Energy combines big-company advantages and dependability with the personal attention found in a local, independent energy supplier.
Shipley Energy operates over 40 Tom's convenience stores and is one of the 10 largest retailers of Exxon-Mobil gasoline in the US and been an Exxon-Mobil gasoline marketer for over 40 years. For additional information visit http://www.shipleyenergy.com.
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