Walter Bowes Organization founder
Walter Bowes (1882–1957) was an English-born industrialist and sportsman who came to fame in the United States as the co-founder of Pitney Bowes. An entrepreneur and salesman, he achieved great success as a businessman and also had a passion for racing yachts and horses. He co-founded the Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Company in 1920. Today, the company that bears his name, Pitney Bowes Inc., is a $6.1 billion provider of software, hardware and services related to documents, packaging, mailing and shipping, collectively referred to as the mailstream. Walter Bowes was born in Maw Street, Bradford, England, in 1882 and later moved to the United States. He began his career as a salesman. In one of his earliest jobs at the Addressograph Company, an Iowa-based manufacturer of addressing systems, he achieved some success—but quit the company after a year so he could sail his 23-foot sloop. In 1908 he was selling check-endorsing machines, and a year later he bought the Universal Stamping Machine Company. Within a few years, his company had established relationships with the U.S. Postal Service, providing stamp-cancelling machines on a rental basis.
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1. Pitney Bowes
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Pitney Bowes Inc. is an American manufacturer of software and hardware and a provider of services related to documents, packaging, mailing, and shipping. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the company has approximately 16,100 employees worldwide. It is one of 87 existing firms that have been members of the S&P 500 since its creation in 1957. Other major U.S. centers of operation include Danbury, Connecticut; Shelton, Connecticut; Troy, New York; and Lanham, Maryland.