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Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

By Joe Verrengia, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Arrow Electronics

RAU, Tanzania - I was keeping my distance. And so were they.

Eighty orphans watched as I sloshed back and forth across the quagmire of what was becoming their new schoolyard. There weren’t many tools lying around the remote site, and I was trying to make a ladder by stacking rocks, one by one, in the sticky red mud.

The Problem With Little

By Carol Baroudi

We love the convenience, the portability, the mobility of little. No one seriously considered hauling a desktop computer to work, on the plane or to the beach. Those were simpler times. Simpler end-of-life handling, too.

Arrow Electronics’ Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Honored with Communicator Awards

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) received honors from the 21st Annual Communicator Awards for its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Car project in the categories of Cause Marketing and Social Responsibility. With more than 6,000 entries from around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence of communications professionals.

"They Don't See the Harm"

by Carol Baroudi

CleanMed 2015, Portland, Oregon. Keynote speaker Robin Guenther says that organizations are impeded from doing the right thing more by attitude than lack of funds. “They don’t see the harm” and thus do not see the need to act. When they see, they act, and often find solutions that may ultimately save money.

The Silo

by Carol Baroudi

Organizations of significant size and longevity often complain about silos – departments or functions that operate in isolation from the rest of the organization, making the interchange of information difficult, if not impossible. It’s difficult to get a comprehensive picture without cobbling together into cumbersome kluges systems that are often unique. Frequently these problems are a result of mergers and acquisitions – different entities combining into one.

Electronics and Embedded Energy


Much of the discussion around energy focuses on how to reduce its use. For example:

  1. Turn things off when you’re not using them
  2. Keep the thermostat low in winter, high in summer
  3. Opt for energy-efficient appliances (look for the ENERGY STAR and EPEAT logos)

Yet, in the lifecycle of any product, energy is consumed at every phase, including:

Arrow’s Gretchen Zech named one of The Most Powerful Women in HR by Human Resource Executive Magazine

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo.  Mar. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Gretchen Zech, senior vice president of global human resources for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), was named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2015 “Most Powerful Women in HR” list.

Arrow Ranks among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies; Takes Top Position Again in Its Industry Category

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the 15th consecutive year. Arrow topped the list again in the “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment” category based on input from industry executives, directors and analysts.


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