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Caring for Our Community: Second Harvest Food Bank OC
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Caring for Our Community: Second Harvest Food Bank OC
September 7, 2021
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Jimmy Whalen
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For Arbitech's latest charitable contribution, we decided to go hyper-local by giving back to a fellow Irvine-based organization. As a born-and-bred south OC company, we are thankful to witness first-hand the incredible work being done by Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

“Second Harvest Food Bank is facing an unprecedented challenge with the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on the local economy. When schools close, half of public school children will be missing the free and reduced price meals they receive at schools, placing an increasing burden on limited family resources.”

They are currently running virtual food drives, in addition to their traditional collection methods. Every $1 provides 3 meals and 100% of the proceeds go toward purchasing food.

We encourage other OC companies to donate, volunteer, and spread the word!

Read more in this LA Times article.

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Jimmy Whalen

James G. Whalen, known throughout the industry as Jimmy, serves as CEO and president of Arbitech. Jimmy was one of Arbitech’s founding members and has been a leader of the company for more than 20 years.

A visionary executive in the tech distribution space, Jimmy has a proven track record of foreseeing industry trends, driving new business, and forging pivotal relationships with customers, suppliers, and industry partners. Jimmy was instrumental in building Arbitech’s thriving configuration practice, expanding the company’s long list of product lines, and launching the successful ecommerce and physical security businesses.

A graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business, Jimmy is at heart an entrepreneur. Over the past two decades he’s been relentless in improving Arbitech’s capabilities and seeking new opportunities. Jimmy’s work ethic and can-do spirit serve as a model for the entire Arbitech team.

When he’s not on the road meeting with customers and industry leaders, Jimmy usually starts his day before sunrise in Arbitech’s gym. An avid golfer, Jimmy is a member of El Niguel Country Club. He resides in Laguna Niguel, California, with his wife Jocelyn and three children.