About Excel Dryer

Excel Dryer, Inc., acquired by Denis Gagnon in 1997, manufactures the industry’s finest quality American made hand dryers and hair dryers featuring the XLERATOR®  Hand Dryer, the New Industry Standard! XLERATOR Hand Dryers dry hands completely in 8 seconds, and use 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95% cost savings versus paper towels, and eliminates their maintenance while improving restaurant hygiene. XLERATOR is the only hand dryer that is Made In USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® Listed, and helps qualify for several LEED® Credits.

Denis Gagnon inventor of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer.

After completing his MBA at Western New England College, Denis gained experience in manufacturing and marketing during his tenure with Milton Bradley and toy giant Hasbro, serving as Vice President-International. He also served as executive vice president of Bassett Boat Company before deciding to apply his business knowledge to his own corporation.

He acquired Excel Dryer in 1997 and realized he’d have to change the way the public perceived hand dryers. Hand dryers at that time were slow and frustrating. They took 30-45 seconds or more to dry hands, leaving users to wipe their hands on their pants or look around for a paper towel. Working closely with his wife Nancy and his son Bill, he revolutionized the industry in 2001 with the patented technology for the XLERATOR – the world’s first high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer.

Under his guidance, the Excel Dryer product line has earned several awards and widespread recognition and endorsements from environmental organizations, publications and events.

Today, Denis Gagnon works with Nancy, Bill and his son Denis, Jr. and continues to innovate and lead the industry with the world’s number-one selling and specified
hand dryer.

Family Run.
American Made…

In the age of outsourcing to the lowest bidder, Excel Dryer remains committed to the great tradition of manufacturing the highest-quality products right here at home. As a family-run business, we know this is about more than just coming to work every day. We believe that satisfied workers earning a living wage makes for a superior product. And it shows. Around the world, our hand dryers are on the cutting edge of green design and set the standard for restroom sustainability and efficiency.

“I’m proud to be an American manufacturer of quality products people enjoy using and can depend on,” says Denis Gagnon.

…With A Global Reach.

Excel Dryer products are marketed through an established network of sales representatives who call on more than 4,000 distributors globally
and can be specified in 50 Hz or 60 Hz and from 100-volt to 277-volt for distribution worldwide.

Customers and specifiers are encouraged to contact Excel Dryer directly for pricing information as well as additional engineering specifications.

LEED Gold Certified

At Excel Dryer, we believe in green technology and doing everything we can to reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainability — both for our customers’ facilities and our own. We not only help others qualify for LEED credits, Green Globes and other green certifications, we also employ environmentally responsible practices in the Excel Dryer offices, which have achieved LEED Gold certification.

Excel Dryer Inc.
357 Chestnut Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Toll Free: 888.998.7704
Corporate/International: 1.413.525.4531