KORE Power, the U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of battery cell technology, today announced that Seema Phull has joined the company as chief operations officer. As COO, Ms. Phull will play a critical role in the manufacturing and delivering of KORE’s U.S.-made lithium-ion battery cells and the operation of the KOREPlex battery manufacturing facility in Arizona.
Despite a year of unparalleled challenges, including a pandemic, travel restrictions and redirected funding, Arizona State University continues to grow its research enterprise and advance new discoveries and solutions.
In the summer of 2020, companies around the nation made public commitments to increase their focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. For some businesses, those declarations were indeed the dawn of a new day. For others, momentum has stalled. Regardless of where a company is on its DEI journey, experts say a new year brings an opportunity to ensure it’s on the right track.
For Sheila Kloefkorn, it wasn’t enough to be the founder and CEO of business-to-business marketing agency KEO Marketing. She also wanted to give back to businesses whose owners may only dream of being where she is now.
Today, Arizona business and technology leaders convened for a press conference sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council, calling on U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to make passing the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) the first priority in the new year. Voting in favor of the act would be a historic step forward in cutting carbon pollution by at least 50 percent by 2030, creating homegrown good-paying jobs, and accelerating Arizona’s clean energy economy.
The Board of Trustees of the Arizona Science Center recently announced that Guy Labine has been named the Hazel A. Hare President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March, 2022. Following an extensive executive search process, Labine was unanimously approved by the Board to lead Arizona Science Center into its next chapter of growth, further extending the Center’s reach and impact throughout the state.
In a message he has been repeating all year, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger emphasized the importance of the domestic semiconductor industry to a crowd of lawmakers and business leaders in Oregon at a crucial time for the company. Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is based in Santa Clara, California, has 21,000 employees in Oregon, which is the company’s largest employee concentration and home to the chipmaker’s manufacturing R&D and leading edge manufacturing facility — in the industry called fabs.
Three Arizona companies made Inc. magazine’s inaugural Best-Led Companies in America list. The list highlights 250 companies throughout the U.S. with revenue between $50 million and $2 billion. Inc. and its editors used a proprietary algorithm to analyze each company’s management within four key areas: performance and value creation, market penetration and customer engagement, talent, and leadership team.
More American women are participating in the workforce than ever before but working from home in the pandemic might have stalled that progress. The Arizona Tech Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in the United States. It represents a large range of technology companies, many of which are trying to hire more women.
The Arizona Technology Council today launched a partnership with the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) to offer Council members and their immediate families a 30% tuition savings on its online programs.