WHITEWATER, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Long was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at its annual Founder’s Day luncheon on Saturday.
The award is the highest honor the University bestows upon an alumnus or alumna and is presented to UW-Whitewater graduates who have exhibited distinguished professional, personal and career achievement, and are recognized for accomplishments in their field.
Long graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was also a member of the university’s football team.
“I am humbled to receive the distinguished alumni award from such a great university,” said Long. “My experience at Whitewater helped to prepare me for the demands of being a CEO, and I’m grateful for the incredible experiences I had there, both in the classroom and on the football field.”
Long has been with Arrow since 1991, and he was named CEO in 2009. During his tenure as CEO, the company has completed over 40 strategic acquisitions that have further expanded its components and computing solutions businesses around the world. Arrow is currently ranked 119 on the FORTUNE 500 and was recently named to FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies in the World” list for the 17th consecutive year.
Long serves on the board of directors of AmerisourceBergen and the Denver Zoo. He lives in Colorado.
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