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    Valero to Offer Enhanced Ops Visibility to Marketers

    SAN ANTONIO -- Valero Energy Corp. selected Acumera Inc. to provide its dealers and branded distributors with a suite of services designed to improve operational visibility and fuel inventory management.

    Through its partnership with Acumera, the following will be offered to dealers and branded distributors:

    • Valero C-Store Connections Package: Connects store systems and delivers operational value through network automation, 24/7 device monitoring, customizable reporting and alerts, and automatic tank gauge (ATG) integration.
       
    • Valero Fuel Connections Service for Fuel Marketers and Jobbers: Intended to improve inventory management with real-time data feeds for fuel sticks and monitoring that sends ATG alarms via email or text to managers, fuel buyers, commercial carriers and dealers, including an option for secure delivery of data to third-party fuel management systems.

    “Valero is committed to providing unparalleled resources for its customers, and our services are a perfect addition to their toolbox,” said Dirk Heinen, Acumera's CEO. “By securely collecting, connecting and reporting valuable information about networks and devices in real time, these new offerings will give Valero-branded distributors and dealers the real-time insight they need to increase operational efficiency and save money.”

    As part of the Valero-Acumera relationship, the former will handle front-line support in an effort to streamline the integration process for its customers.

    “Acumera has a long history in serving multi-site convenience store operators, as well as fuel marketers and refiners. As a result, we understand the unique requirements of Valero’s wholesale customers,” said Tom Yemington, Acumera's vice president of sales and marketing. “Managing secure connections and delivering highly available operational visibility is more important than ever in this industry, and we’re excited to be working with Valero to enhance their dealer and distributor programs.”

    San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels.

    Austin, Texas-based Acumera Inc. provides Trusted Connection Services to multi-site merchants.

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