Smith & Associates to Participate in City of Houston Green Office Challenge Peer Learning Workshop

Members of Smith’s Sustainability Group will collaborate with green teams around Houston.

(HOUSTON, TEXAS) October 30, 2013 - Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, will be participating in a peer learning workshop, Collaborating for Sustainability in the Houston Region, on October 30, 2013. Organized by the City of Houston Green Office Challenge and the Institute for Sustainable Communities, the all-day workshop will be held at the Julia Ideson Library and will include participants from green teams all around Houston.

The workshop serves as one of several community outreach efforts put forth by the City of Houston Green Office Challenge, and will focus on networking, learning, and strategizing across Houston’s green teams. The agenda includes a blend of interactive panel discussions and small-group working sessions focused on sustainability.

Art Figueroa, Smith's Vice President of Global Operations, will be a part of the workshop's panel entitled "Tales from the Frontiers of Change Management for Sustainability." Art leads Smith’s Sustainability Group and managed Smith headquarters' "Greenovation" project, which won the overall award for Greatest Implementation of Green Building Innovations from the City of Houston's 2012 Green Office Challenge.

"I look forward to sharing Smith's greenovation experience and strategizing with other green teams in our area to help us continue our momentum and find new approaches and ideas that will take our sustainability efforts to the next phase," said Art.

Also participating in the workshop will be Smith's Marketing Manager, Margo Evans, who is a founding member of the Smith Sustainability Group. Margo will be speaking on the panel "Culture Change and Green Teams."

"This workshop presents a great opportunity for us to further develop our green strategy," said Margo. “I am excited to be a part of this process and expect to leave with new knowledge and resources that will help us reach the next level of our sustainability goals."

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 $450 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Denver. For more information, see or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.


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