August 8, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Time in trenches key to WEX leader's success

By Jessica Hall jhall@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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WEX executive Michael Dubyak, shown at the company’s headquarters in South Portland, says his biggest decision in 27 years was having the company take the risk of expanding internationally.

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Q: What's next for you as you as you transition to executive chairman? Will you take on more community projects such as Project Login? (Project Login, led by Educate Maine and the University of Maine System, aims to double the number of computer science and information technology graduates from the University of Maine System.)

A: I'm there to help in certain aspects on very high-level issues, such as acquisitions. I'm there to give high-level input as needed. I'm also interested in helping with issues such as Project Login and issues on the education side. I'm passionate about Maine and helping any way I can make this be a better place to live and do business. I have some ideas about other things I want to do, but really, I want to get to the other side and decompress a bit. But hopefully I can keep helping Maine.

Q: Do you use WEX's fleet cards yourself?

A: Yes. I have WEX cards in my wallet right now. I have a WEX Mastercard as a company card and a WEX fleet card. I also have the Octane app. It's great. You download the (proprietary) app to a smart phone and it identifies where you are and tells you the gas stations within that area and what they are charging. Fleets use it to find the most economical gas in their area. We also had first responders use it during Hurricane Sandy to find out what gas stations had gas available.

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