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Excel Dryer welcomes Timothy Bates as new Senior Director of Operations

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass.Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, announced that Timothy Bates has joined its growing team as Senior Director of Operations. A resident of Granby, Conn., Bates has more than 35 years of industry experience and has spent nearly 25 years in a senior management role.

“Tim brings with him great leadership experience as he makes his transition to Excel Dryer,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Excel Dryer. “We are thrilled to have him join the team and are looking forward to collaborating on ways to build future successes.”

Bates is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in industrial engineering. Since starting his career as an industrial engineer, he has held various positions, each with increased responsibilities including positions such as program manager, director of operations and general manager/vice president at prestigious organizations like Kaman Aerospace Corporation and TigHITCO. At Excel Dryer, Bates will oversee the manufacturing and warehouse operations, ensuring the facility is running in a safe, efficient and profitable manner.

“I am ready to hit the ground running and am already impressed with how efficiently Excel Dryer operates,” Bates said. “I look forward to getting to know the systems in place and working to improve quality and production while ensuring the safety of our most important asset, our employees.”

About Excel Dryer, Inc.

Excel Dryer has been manufacturing and developing hygienic hand drying solutions that are cost effective and sustainable for more than 50 years. The family-owned and -operated company revolutionized the industry with the invention of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer that set a new standard for performance, reliability and customer satisfaction. Excel Dryer prides itself on offering the best customer service and making touchless, economical and renewable products people can depend on. Available for distribution worldwide, Excel Dryer products can be purchased through an established network of sales representatives who work with distributors globally. Learn more about Excel Dryer at