Smith & Associates Appoints Leslie McIntyre, SPHR, as Vice President of Human Resources
McIntyre brings years of experience to Smith with sights on HR expansion
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) February 28, 2012 - Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announced the appointment of Leslie McIntyre to the role of Vice President of Human Resources. Leslie will be responsible for leading Smith’s Human Resources department and expanding its global programs and employee resources.
Leslie is a new addition to Smith’s global team. She began her career as a generalist in Human Resources and then specialized in developing talent acquisition functions within large corporate environments. Leslie went on to expand her skills in human resources management and brings with her many years of experience at such firms as Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and Bank of America.
A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Leslie is also a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and has spent time living in Asia and London, gaining valuable experience that will help her in managing the Human Resources of a company with Smith’s international reach. She is currently pursuing her Masters of HR from the University of London.
“During her career, Leslie has developed programs for enriching and supporting employees in a variety of company environments,” said Matt Hartzell, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “Under Leslie’s leadership, Smith will increase its strategic focus on strengthening training and development. With a concentration on attracting, engaging, and retaining talent, Leslie will work to leverage her multinational corporate experience and translate it into the solutions that work for Smith.”
“I am looking forward to the opportunities this position presents – developing a stronger global HR infrastructure that supports Smith’s business priorities, and providing programs that support our most valuable asset, employees,” Leslie said.
About Smith & Associates
Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates 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 350 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US$500 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, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Denver. 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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