Smith & Associates Appoints Juline Longo as CPU Commodity Manager
Longo brings years of expertise to leading CPU Commodity program.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) March 12, 2012 - Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announced the appointment of Juline Longo to the position of CPU Commodity Manager. Juline will play a vital role in further developing Smith’s customer base and CPU service programs as leader of Smith’s CPU Commodity Team.
Juline joined Smith & Associates in 1993, starting in data entry and quickly working his way to a position in Purchasing. In Purchasing, Juline gained extensive commodity knowledge while sourcing a broad range of components. As he developed deeper product knowledge through his Purchasing work, he began to sharpen his general expertise by gravitating to a specialization in CPUs. Recognizing Juline’s understanding of the CPU market, he was asked to join Smith’s CPU Commodity Team, where he has contributed to the growth and expansion of Smith’s CPU sourcing and service programs. Juline has brought a dedication to high quality service and an eye for detail to each of his roles at Smith and has made distinct contributions during his years with the company.
“Juline’s wealth of experience with processors is evident to all traders at Smith & Associates,” said Smith’s new Vice President of Global Trading, Todd Traylor, who held the role of CPU Commodity Manager previously. “He was a completely intuitive choice for this role. I have no doubt this will be a smooth transition and that this will be a thoroughly beneficial step for the CPU Commodity Team as it grows and adapts to best serve the needs of our company and our customers.”
Juline attended the UCS School of Business. Prior to joining Smith, he worked with the City of Houston Housing Authority, and with Equifax Credit Bureau previously. Before his move to the United States from Brazil, Juline held a variety of positions in the banking field.
“During his years with Smith, Juline’s expertise and dedicated focus have helped shape the company and its growth into the world’s premier independent distributor and a vital sourcing partner to customers worldwide,” said Smith’s Chief Trading Officer, Marc Barnhill. “With his extensive bank of knowledge and his years of industry experience at the forefront of our CPU service programs, we look forward to bolstering the specialized service we offer customers globally.”
“One of the great strengths of Smith is the reliability and quality of the product we source,” said Longo. “Our SmithSecure quality initiative supports this strength and details our careful and flexible procurement from our expansive global network of trusted suppliers and the expert commodity knowledge that informs all of our sourcing. One of my key goals for this new role is to develop and strengthen the vigorous support the CPU Commodity Team offers Smith’s salespeople to continuously improve their performance and sales and their ability to supply customers the quality product they need.”
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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