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Steve Holan

Born and raised in Minnesota, Steve learned a lot from his father who was the owner of a larger woodworking manufacturing company with factories in several cities. After a job with a metal fabrication company, Steve moved to Seattle and at the age of 23, was Vice President of Operations of his own cabinet company. Throughout the years, Steve has been known for improving sales, quality and delivering metrics. He has also co-founded two manufacturing businesses and designed and built two factories.

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The Virtue of Value: How to Make Smart Purchasing Decisions for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Steve Holan on Jun 30, 2014 2:38:00 PM

XybixValueRalph Waldo Emerson once said that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. When it comes to business and innovation, the “better mousetrap” can be a metaphor for any number of things. Quality, price, features, service, and delivery, among others, can all factor into a decision of what to buy, when to buy, or whether to buy at all. To sum it up, for consumers in the 911 industry, purchasing decisions really come down to one thing: value.

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Value

The Importance of VOC's and Off-Gassing in the 911 Dispatch Center

Posted by Steve Holan on Feb 14, 2014 4:01:00 PM

xybixindoorairqualityWhat is a VOC?

There is more than one definition of the term “VOC”. The first, less commonly known acronym is referred to as the “Voice Of the Customer” and the second, more familiar “Volatile Organic Compounds”, which refers to the toxic gases that we can encounter in some indoor office environments. The former is demanding action on the latter.

The Importance

The EPA has estimated that indoor air pollution kills 11,400 people each year. Estimates vary on the amount of sickness and lost productivity this creates, but it is almost certainly significant. As would be expected, every year, more attention is being placed on long term worker safety and indoor air quality. It is in everyone’s interest to be mindful of the choices we make as it may affect our health, welfare, and productivity.

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

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