Smith & Associates Opens Singapore Office
HOUSTON, TEXAS – (March 8, 2011) Smith & Associates, a global leader in electronics distribution, today announced the opening of its Singapore sales office. The opening of the Singapore location comes just one week after Smith opened its new Taipei office. The Singapore sales office will add to Smith's strong presence in the Asian electronics distribution market with offices presently located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, and most recently, Taipei.
The Singapore office is lead by Sean Kim who moved from Smith’s Korea office to become General Manager of the new location which will be overseen by Choon Byun, Vice President, Northern Asia.
"Smith's vast customer base and long term vendor relationships in Singapore and surrounding areas made opening the new office a logical next step. We are truly excited about the opportunities that this location will bring, and with the experienced team we have in place, I am confident that this expansion will lead to sales growth and elevated support of our customers in the region," said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer.
About Smith & Associates - Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates (www.smithweb.com) is a leader in the independent distribution of semiconductors and electronic components to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith offers shortage sourcing for commodity and obsolete parts, innovative purchasing and inventory management solutions, redistribution of excess inventory, and component stocking for warranty and repair programs.
A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 300 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US$400 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong and Amsterdam are ISO certified and IDEA compliant. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Seoul. For more information or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000
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