Big Hairy Audacious Goals and Gartner?

The idea of big hairy audacious goals (BHAGs) was popularized in the early 1990s by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. BHAGs are goals intended to inspire vision beyond the safe and predictable. In the sustainability world, the debate circles around whether ’tis nobler for…

IT Asset Disposition Has Evolved. Have You?

The formalization of IT asset disposition has come a long way in the past decade, from what Gartner analyst Rob Schafer would describe as “Joe and his truck” to the extremely sophisticated, tightly controlled handling of IT assets, including: Airtight data security Rigorous attention to environmental stewardship End-to-end brand protection Process automation and optimization Value-driven…

Charles F. Kostalnick II Named President of Arrow Electronics’ Global Reverse Logistics Business

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–July 27, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced that Charles F. Kostalnick II has been named president of its global reverse logistics business, effective Aug. 1, 2016, succeeding Mark Majeske, who is retiring from the company. In his new role, Mr. Kostalnick will report to Cathy Morris, Arrow’s chief strategy officer. Mr. Kostalnick…

The Corporate Guide to Managing E-Waste

Somewhere around 1994, when The Internet For Dummies had already become a best seller, I was at a potluck with friends. Someone said to me, “I was going to buy your book, but I didn’t because of the title.” Without thinking, I responded, “Well, that was stupid.” In case you’ve gone the past couple of…

Arrow Electronics Showcases Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

GAHANNA, Ohio–June 22, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) opened the doors of its flagship North America value recovery processing facility yesterday to customers and members of the news media for tours, demonstrations and executive meet-and-greets. Attendees received an up-close look at recent state-of-the-art upgrades Arrow made to the 400,000 sq. ft. facility—one of the largest IT…

Arrow Electronics Increases Processing Capacity 500 Percent at Flagship Ohio Value Recovery Facility

Centennial, Colo. – May 18, 2016 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a global leader in IT asset disposition, today announced it upgraded its Columbus, Ohio-area value recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment and a new layout to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing…

Value Recovery Dallas Operation Expands

Doubles Mobile-Device Processing Capacity — Arrow Electronics has announced plans to expand the company’s Value Recovery operation in Dallas, Texas. The expansion, which is slated for completion this fall, will double the Dallas facility’s capacity to process smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for secure reuse or divestment. According to Gartner, the majority of end-point…