Smith & Associates Opens Austin Office

Smith’s strategic new office taps the localized opportunities of Texas’ technology hub

HOUSTON, TX -- (April 17, 2013) Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announces the opening of its Austin, Texas sales office. The new Austin location will strengthen Smith’s domestic presence and provide a strategic base for sales expansion and customer support.

The Austin area offers a range of resources and opportunities to Smith’s local team. Located in the “Silicon Hills,” an area inhabited by major global technology innovators, Austin is a hotbed of activity for tech expansion and development. The city is also home to valued Smith customers whose strengthened support is a key purpose of the new office.

“The rich environment of Austin is primed to support our diverse efforts at this office,” said Smith’s Austin-based Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Dustin Ford. “The city’s deep talent pool, coupled with its commitment to high-tech growth, make Austin a prime location to expand our footprint while strengthening our position to our key customers in the area.”

“The Austin office offers the opportunity to extend our new and current Austin customers the same unrivaled service that has made Smith the industry leader in independent distribution around the globe,” said Chief Trading Officer Marc Barnhill. “We look forward to further enabling Austin companies to get the quality parts they need for their electronics products, while ensuring part authenticity.”

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 Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Denver, and Penang. For more information, see or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.



Mark Bollinger 
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing 
+1 713.430.3000 

Ashley Wilkinson 
BOCA Communications 
+ 1 415.738.7718 x4 

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