ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced Ivonne Valdes, Sales VP, Cloud and Service, Schneider Electric, has been named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Top 100 list of the most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the information technology (IT) industry. This will be the fourth year Valdes has been honored by HITEC and named as a leader in the Hispanic IT community.
The HITEC Top 100 list recognizes professionals in the Hispanic community for their leadership and achievements in all sectors of the technology industry. Honorees are evaluated on their accomplishments in the ever-changing global landscape of IT and for their mentoring and professional development activities. Members included on the list were selected by the Board of Directors of HITEC and the 2017 Nominations Committee.
"The core mission of the HITEC 100 program is to highlight and showcase outstanding professionals who have excelled in the business of IT, are role models who inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and motivate professionals to continue to excel and connect with the Hispanic community," said Andre Arbelaez, President, HITEC. "We at HITEC are very impressed with and proud of the class of 2017 honorees, and we congratulate and salute them for their continued career achievements in the ever-changing global landscape of information technology."
Since 2008, HITEC has honored Hispanic professionals on the Top 100 list as part of their mission to increase Hispanic representation in the IT industry and build stronger technology and executive leaders in the diversity-challenged IT industry. This mission aligns with Schneider Electric's employee value proposition and belief that diversity strengthens business performance and is an integral part of the company's history, culture and identity. By valuing diverse leadership within the organization, Schneider Electric is better able to ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.
"Throughout her career in the IT industry, Ivonne has driven business growth as a sales professional and demonstrated her leadership and expertise as an avid mentor and thought leader in the Hispanic community," said Kim Bors, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Schneider Electric. "Ivonne's success at Schneider Electric is a great example of our high-performance culture and belief that great people are what make our company great. We're honored to have a member of our leadership team recognized on the HITEC Top 100 list."
The honorees on the HITEC Top 100 list were recognized during the gala HITEC 100 Awards Reception and Dinner at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on Oct. 28, held at the conclusion of HITEC's Executive Leadership Summit.
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Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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