2011 7GalardonPYMEMexico City, Mexico. November 10, 2011 -  During the National Week of the Small & Medium Business (PYME per its initials in Spanish) in Mexico City, the Office of the Mexican Secretary of Economy delivered the PYME 2011 Award to the Chihuahua-based company, Orinoco Systems de Mexico, as the best business in acceleration at the international level. 

Orinoco was founded by entrepreneurs Hector Correa and Diego Ferrer, who after living abroad, realized that Mexican nationals had to choose between living abroad or settling locally and working in a manufacturing environment. Orinoco works with world-class clients and allows Chihuahua-resident professionals to develop their potential without having to leave their native state.

For the original press release in spanish click here

2011 6colombiaChicago, Illinois, October 22nd, 2011

-  Orinoco Systems’ CEO, Diego Ferrer was in Bogota, Colombia October 20th and 21st to attend the SOFTIC 2011 International Business Matchmaking Event.

The event which was sponsored by FEDESOFT(the Colombian Federation of Information Technology and Software), PROEXPORT Colombia and the Bogota Chamber of commerce comes at the heels of the U.S. Government approved US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement that went into effect this month.  The event is an opportunity for American and Colombian technology firms to meet and discuss current and future business opportunities.

Mr. Ferrer stated that, “Any important element of success within the technology sector is keeping your eyes open, both to innovative ideas and synergies with potential partner companies.  With the success our company has had due in part to NAFTA, it is possible that the USCFTA could open the door to beneficial partners or solutions for our company.”  

For Additional information, or to request an interview with Diego Ferrer, contact Charles Tucker via email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For the complete press release click here

2011 5hector1Chicago, IL July 18, 2011 -

Orinoco Systems de Mexico Co-founder, Hector Correa was named one of the Entrepreneurs of the year by Expansion Magazine.

Expansion Magazine which is a subsidiary of CNN, gathered together the best and brightest Mexican entrepreneurs for a conference and presentation in Mexico City. For his work at Orinoco Systems de Mexico, Mr. Correa was honored as one of the top twenty entrepreneurs of the group, and was featured in the magazine’s July 2011 issue.

In order to derive the list, Expansion Magazine analyzed criteria including innovation, sales, growth, history, success, impact and stability.

About the honor of the featured article, Mr. Correa stated that, “It was fantastic to be mentioned by Expansion, and it was also great that they brought all of these innovators to one place, where they could learn from each other. Because the only way to continue growing is to continue learning.”

For the complete press release click here

2011 4laborsecretaryChicago, Illinois, May 17, 2011 -  Orinoco Systems' Chairman, Diego Ferrer and other Hispanic business leaders met with the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis.

The open line of communication, arranged by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, allowed Secretary Solis to share her position about current policy initiatives, including federal employment training programs, as well as the resources and support that the Department of Labor has made available to business owners.  

Mr. Ferrer stated that, "It was great to have the chance to interact with the Labor Secretary. I truly think that the programs offered by her department are valuable, and she was very optimistic about their ability to help create jobs." 

About Orinoco Systems LLC - Orinoco Systems is a full service information technology company servicing primarily medium to large corporations in a variety of industries. Services offered include custom software and application development and infrastructure support. Founded in 2008, Orinoco Systems has posted steady increases in revenue since inception. 

For Additional information, or to request an interview with Diego Ferrer, contact Charles Tucker via email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Diego Ferrer Accepts Diversity Business Award  

2011 3DiversityawardWashington D.C., April 20, 2011 - Orinoco Systems’ President Diego Ferrer traveled to our nation’s capital to accept the DiversityBusiness.com DIV500 award acknowledging entrepreneurial and economic achievement. The award was presented by celebrity keynote speaker Joan Lunden.

The award was earned through Mr. Ferrer’s guidance of his software development company, Orinoco Systems toward continued and sustainable growth. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Ferrer expressed to his friends and colleagues, what the award means to him. 

 “It is an honor to receive this recognition, and for me this plaque will serve as a steadfast reminder that Orinoco is on the path of growth and success

For the complete press release click here

Chicago, Illinois, February 22, 2011

2011 2ferrertechamerica-  Governor Pat Quinn met with Orinoco Systems’ CEO Diego Ferrer and other Illinois business leaders at a roundtable sponsored by TechAmerica.

“It is important for our state that we sit down with our business leaders, and that we engage them in the process as we work to bring further economic growth to Illinois,” said Governor Quinn. “I appreciate these leaders taking the time share their experiences and their input, and I will continue working with the private sector to strengthen our economic recovery. By working together, we can help our state to build an even better environment for businesses.”

Orinoco CEO Diego Ferrer offered his take on the TechAmerica Roundtable, “It was a great opportunity to be able to discuss the issues affecting the technology sector in Illinois, as well as having the opportunity to discuss potential solutions with the other business executives, as well as Governor Quinn.It is my hope that the governor takes to heart the importance of the technology industry in relation to the future of the state. “

For the TechAmerica press release click here

For the Orinoco press release click here

1Top 2011 Biz Sm2Chicago, IL February 1st, 2011 Distinguishing themselves as one of the Nation’s “Top Entrepreneurs”, Orinoco Systems LLC was recently acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com for their overall leadership and economic achievements. The award, known as the Div500 represents the nation’s most successful privately-held businesses.

2011 will mark DiversityBusiness.com’s 11th annual listing of the Nation’s top businesses. The Top Business Lists have become compilation of organizations which have revolutionized the strength of financial viability throughout our communities. The winners have become a highly respected source of reference for corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with privately held businesses.

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