A graduate of Jesuit High School (Portland, OR), company founder, Peter Frix received a BA in Management from University of Portland, with focus in Philosophy and Industrial Engineering. He is a Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA) and with additional certification as an Electronic Information Records Manager (CEIRM) from the University of Washington.
Making the best use of resources one is privileged to manage is a core value of a successful business or agency. Protection and management of actionable records are critical components of the business process, and core to the efficient administration of the agency.
In 2009, monthly energy expense for the Bellevue, WA processing center was $1,600. By 2010, customer demand doubled the weekly operations to 110 hours per week.
Despite a 100% increase in hourly operations, the company took steps internally to reduce energy use by 70%.
The reduction was brought about by virtualizing of our server farm and discarding copy machines, plus updating insulation and making strategic changes to the climate control systems. These steps combined to bring monthly energy expense under $490.
Sustainability is a practical business theme of company principal, Peter Frix. As teenager, he founded a small recycling project, part time, and with no investment. After 7 years Mt. Hood Recycling Company grew to 2nd in market share behind Weyerhaeuser, with monthly recovery of 110 tons of waste paper material from the greater areas of Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.