|By Business Wire||
|July 7, 2014 11:08 AM EDT||
M. Catherine Morris, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), has been named to the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” list compiled by the National Diversity Council.
Morris was selected to the list based on her leadership within Arrow and the technology industry; direct contributions to business growth and the strategic direction of the company; record of accomplishments; commitment to mentoring the next generation of female professionals in the industry and to corporate citizenship; and high integrity and ethical behavior.
“Cathy is a driving force behind Arrow’s evolution to supporting the complete technology lifecycle by identifying new markets to enter and additional ways to extend Arrow’s value to customers,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president and CEO for Arrow. “I congratulate Cathy, and all of the women named to this list, for the well-deserved recognition.”
Marking her 20th year at Arrow, Morris leads strategic initiatives for Arrow including global merger and acquisition activity. She brings nearly 30 years of experience in the computer products and electronic components distribution industry, having previously served as president of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment after holding senior positions in support service, finance and corporate development. Prior to joining Arrow, she held financial leadership roles in the banking and manufacturing industries. She sits on the board and chairs the audit committee for Graftech International, and she is a member of the Global Leadership Council at Colorado State University and the YWCA's Society of Women Achievers.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.