2013 3algoreOrinoco Systems President Diego Ferrer and Operations Director Charles Tucker seized the opportunity to meet with Former Vice President Al Gore as he signed copies of his new book, The Future, and spoke at a luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The event opened with a book signing and then transitioned into a lunch, which we are assuming was sustainably farmed salmon, as Al Gore regaled the crowd about the ‘Six drivers of the global change’  which is just the tip of the iceberg of what is presented in the book. 

Much of what was discussed is important to Orinoco’s business even beyond the point of the speech which was about the trajectory of the interconnected world,“Earth Inc.”

Following the event, Orinoco’s Operations Director Charles Tucker mused, “As a company heavily involved in process automation and harnessing technological efficiencies for the advantage of our clients, it was interesting to hear the former Vice President’s opinion on the role of technological advances and outsourcing in the emergence of the “Global Mind”.”

2013 2nshmbakickoffJanuary 23, 2013. Chicago, IL 

NSHMBA Chicago Chapter kicked off the year 2013 by hosting a networking event at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, on 505 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

This event started the 25th anniversary celebration for the organization. During the event participants met and heard from the new NSHMBA Chicago Chapter Board. The new board discussed their plans for the year.

Rodolfo Guerrero, Chicago Chapter President talked about how they will “work together to honor their history and transform the future”.

“It’s very useful to be able to network with business professionals and discuss challenges and opportunities in the Chicago area”, stated Diego Ferrer, President of Orinoco Systems LLC.

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Recognized as the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic organization, NSHMBA has 39 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico serving over 21,000 members since 1988.

2013 1luncheonJanuary 17, 2013. Chicago, IL 

Edi Guerra, Director, Supplier Diversity and Manager of Procurement at Navistar was the speaker at the January MBE Luncheon.

The luncheon was hosted at Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House in Chicago on January 17, 2013.

Phillip Barreda, Executive Vice President kicked off the meeting introducing the speaker Mr. Guerra who spoke about the history of Navistar, its progress, its present state and the role of Diversity Procurement within the organization.

Diego Ferrer, President of Orinoco Systems LLC mentioned that “seeing the perspective from the Diversity Procurement point of view is very useful when trying to do business with companies like Navistar. It shows that opportunities need to be win-win situations for both the supplier and the buyer”.

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (Chicago MSDC) is a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses. 
Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, RVs, defense vehicles and engines.

Dan C. Ustian, President & CEO of Navistar states this in Navistar’s website: “I am personally committed to diversity, both internally within our work force and externally within our supplier base. Our Supplier Diversity Program was instituted over 25 years ago and has delivered an awareness and emphasis that continues to grow our commitment and purchases from our diversity business partners, as well as give us a competitive edge with our customers.”

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