About Us

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Our Mission

To improve the competitiveness of Arizona’s technical workforce by:

  • Supporting applied learning in our educational systems through scholarships and donated electronics & technology.

  • Providing refurbished equipment to education and community non-profit organizations.

  • Promoting diversity through technical education and work experience

  • Disposing electronic waste responsibly

  • Advocating responsible recycling.

Our History

Arizona students recycling used technology, otherwise known as Arizona strut or AZ strut, started in 1997 by Intel and Motorola. They wanted to get their used equipment out to Arizona schools and nonprofits they thought could benefit from them. They started partnering with schools and having some of their computer repair programs assist in the refurbishing efforts. In 1998 we officially became a 501c3 with the state of Arizona and we started providing A+ certification training to the teachers and these programs.

in 2000 we became official with the IRS and we also started our computer recycle day on Earth Day and have done one every year since. As of 2017, we have donated over 56,000 computers to schools and nonprofits. We’ve also supported stem programs with computer hardware and we continue to recycle all of the e-waste responsibly.

Our Efforts

Refurbished technology
Reused Technology
Remarketed Technology
Recycled Technology

2018 AZ StRUT Board Members

(Back Row) Jeff Johnson, John Bruley, Spencer Brown, Martin “Todd” Dorris, Paul Barstad, Tom Mehlert, Bob Samson
(Front Row) Charlotte Rauchfuss, Scott Platsky, Peggy LaShier, Jackie Terry

2019 Board

Chief Operating Officer

Batteries Plus.

Chandler, AZ

(480) 730-1106

Vice President

Program Director

Mesa Community College

Mesa, AZ

Intel AZ EHS

Intel Corp.

Chandler AZ

(480) 715-0132

Director at Large

Retired

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, AZ

(480) 461-4068

Director at Large

Retired

IBM

Phoenix, AZ

602-906-1962

Director at Large

Training Director

Finnemore Craig

Phoenix, AZ

Director at Large

IT Director

Delta Dental

Phoenix, AZ

Director at Large

Program Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

ON Semiconductor

Chandler, AZ

602-295-1142

Director at Large

Program Specialist

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, AZ

Executive Director

AZ StRUT

Mesa, AZ

480-222-4066

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