RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – June 18, 2013: Gerry P. Smith, President of Lenovo Americas Group, was honored today as one of STEMconnector’s “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” for his role in Lenovo’s ongoing commitment to STEM. As a global PC industry leader and number one worldwide in the education sector, Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has long been dedicated to K-12 and higher education initiatives as a pillar of its corporate social responsibility investments. The recognition was presented at today’s 2013 STEM Solutions Summit in Austin, TX.
“I am honored to receive this recognition on behalf of Lenovo and the great work we do in education and specifically in STEM,” said Gerry Smith, Lenovo Americas Group president. “Lenovo’s goal is to enable younger generations with technology that will help them advance in such important fields as science, engineering and math — that are the driving force of our business,” he added. “We will continue to enhance and extend education at all levels through our industry-leading products and technologies, community investments and program sponsorships.”
The STEMconnector 100 CEO Leaders in STEM publication profiles 100 corporate CEOs and their leading views on the future of national competitiveness and the need for a STEM workforce. The CEO’s center their discussions around technology; innovation; skills to careers; public-private partnerships; women, girls and diversity; global competitiveness; scalability and best practices.
As a global company, Lenovo supports a number of social investments, including a focus on education-related programs and initiatives. Gerry Smith oversees Lenovo’s STEM education efforts in the U.S., which involve donating technology equipment, providing internship programs and lending Lenovo’s expertise to schools and related organizations. Lenovo supports education investments in both K-12 and higher education.
Lenovo’s Gerry Smith was chosen for this recognition through a STEMconnector selection process that included mapping over 300 CEOs and conducting thorough research in three respects: 1) CEO’s background and career 2) Company’s STEM position within the industry and 3) Company’s specific items and lines of action around STEM. The full list of honorees is available at www.STEMconnector.org/100CEOs.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – one of the top two PC makers in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
STEMconnector® is “the one-stop-shop” for STEM information. With several products and services, STEMconnector® supports its members design, implement and measure their STEM strategies. Since its launch in 2011, STEMconnector® has been the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and “making things happen.” STEMconnector®’s charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact: Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org