For today’s Staff in the Spotlight, we would like to introduce and honor Philip Scarbro. Phil has been with EFI since 1986 and in his 32 years here, he has done just about everything!
Phil’s variety of roles have included Network Administrator, Product Manager, Web Developer, eCommerce Product Manager, Data Analyst, and most currently, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He even had a brief stint as a landscaper, using a cordless electric lawnmower that EFI owned to mow the lawn around the office each weekend. Talk about a man wearing many hats!
In 1994, wearing his Web Developer hat, Phil registered an Internet domain for EFI and designed and deployed EFI’s first Web site. In the early 2000s, he designed and built EFI’s first online eCommerce sites to allow customers of our electric and gas utility clients to get instant re bates when purchasing products. In the late 2000s, Phil worked with a programmer colleague to design and deploy EFI’s first online rebate submission sites in support of government- funded programs in New Mexico and Tennessee.
In his current role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, his day-to-day focus is on surfacing potential energy efficiency-related proposal opportunities and preparing responses on EFI’s behalf. In truth, however, his work is the same as it has always been - to find ways to help the environment, the economy, and individual households thr ough energy efficiency, which is more important now than it has ever been.
Phil has a commitment to sustainability (it has influenced where he lives, what he drives, what he eats, where he shops, and what he does for a living) and believes that EFI has helped establish an industry that not only has led governments and utilities to promote increased energy efficiency, but has also created jobs, strengthened the economy, and, through these efforts, has helped to address global warming and climate change – all accomplishments that everyone at EFI sure can feel good about!
Outside of the office, Phil is a worldly traveler. Some of his favorite adventures have taken place in Ecuador, Ireland, Switzerland, Zanzibar, and more. He also enjoys spending his time working on his 1924 craftsman-style house, which provides him with endless opportunities for renovation and improvement.
What’s Phil’s most significant accomplishment thus far? Raising an inspiring college-age daughter who loves to learn, is concerned about equity and equality issues and is motivated to make a difference in the world.
Thank you for all that you do for EFI, Phil! You’re a critical member of our team and we appreciate your dedication and hard work!