10/22/2009 - Carly Fiorina, former HP CEO, visits Arbitech
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, toured Arbitech’s Irvine, California headquarters on October 22, 2009. Ms. Fiorina is recognized as the first (and to date, the only) woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. She served as CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005 and proved her leadership abilities by spearheading the most successful merger in high-tech history (with Compaq Computer) and navigating the company through challenges such as the dot-com bust and worst recession in 25 years.
“I have long been impressed with Ms. Fiorina’s vision and leadership,” said Torin Pavia, CEO of Arbitech. “Like so many others in the business community, I respect her passion for entrepreneurial initiative and innovation.”
While touring Arbitech, Ms. Fiorina outlined her positions on important issues such as energy and the environment, immigration, healthcare and fiscal accountability. Ms. Fiorina emphasized her belief that our nation’s top priorities should be economic growth and job creation. “Small businesses, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs are the economic engines that will lead us through these difficult times,” said Ms. Fiorina. She also confirmed that she has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising that, as a United States senator she will not vote for any new or increased taxes on California’s citizens or enterprises.
Shortly after visiting Arbitech, Ms. Fiorina announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for California Senate – the seat held by Senator Barbara Boxer.
Arbitech, LLC, founded in August 2000, is the nation's leading independent distributor of server, storage, networking, mobility, telephony and point-of-sale products. By offering creative, cost-effective solutions, Arbitech enables its customers to win net-new business and earn greater profits. Recognized locally by industry associations and business publications for company culture and growth, Arbitech strives to be a total solutions provider with its extensive product offerings and value added services.