Be a Steward of Print and Reap the Rewards

Dale McIntyre

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Dale McIntyre

Vice President | Marketing

BEFORE JOINING PHAROS, Dale brought his energy and creative vision to Kodak (while dreaming of being a professional baseball player). Author of over 160 US Patents, Dale has a knack for translating technology into the language of business, and vice versa. He has helped lead Pharos in exciting new directions, from bringing fresh clarity to the Pharos brand to being the driving force behind the company’s recent recognition as a certified B Corp.

An avid explorer, Dale has hiked all 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains and savors the solitude of wilderness settings while camping, hiking and canoeing with his wife, three boys and friends. His passion for sustainability is driven by a strong sense of stewardship and is evident in his approach to his varied personal pursuits.

“Pharos values my passion for learning and creativity, for applying the skills I have acquired to a new set of challenges. I enjoy the process of growing the business and the flexibility afforded to me to get it done.”

As I mentioned earlier in this blog, stewardship is one of our foundational values at Pharos. It recognizes that we have a responsibility with our choices that goes beyond simple business profit. Stewardship in the world of print forces us to look outward and consider the global ramifications of each decision to print. It requires us to be more mindful of the resources involved with these decisions, which can be easy to take for granted.

Stewardship is the reason why a mindful print solution from Pharos tackles the demand side of the equation first: people and their habits. We look for ways to help our customers educate their employees about the consequences of their decisions to print, beginning with costs, security, and of course, the need to print in the first place. At Pharos, we cultivate stewards of print!

A steward of print knows that each decision to print results in the consumption of another 13 ounces of clean water per sheet of paper. They also know that 750 million people don’t have clean water to drink. They know that the energy required to produce a single sheet of paper could run your entire house for 15 minutes.

A steward of print is therefore a sustainability champion also.

Stewards of print are concerned with the contributions that print makes to the carbon footprint of their business. They take a proactive stance on reducing print volumes down to business-essential print. They demand that their device fleet is sized according to real data that reveals their actual business print volume. Having a sustainable print strategy is the direct result of valuing stewardship. They know that sustainability progress is made one person at a time, one decision at a time.

Does your organization have a strategy for sustainable printing? Are you cultivating stewards of print and encouraging mindfulness? Organizations that do are saving a lot of money each year. The depth of these savings would surprise you. Why not start now? Contact Pharos today and begin your pursuit of the best, most sustainable print solution for your business.


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