Executive Management Changes at Smith & Associates

HOUSTON ─ (April 18, 2006) ─ Smith & Associates is pleased to announce that two members of its senior management team will be assuming new roles in the company’s leadership effective immediately.  Gary Morrissey, formerly Smith & Associates vice president of operations, will take the role of vice president of business development.  Mark Bollinger, Smith & Associates’ former vice president of business development, will now lead Smith & Associates’ marketing, research, and customer communications efforts as vice president of marketing.  Smith has launched a search for a new Vice President of Operations.

“With back-to-back $500 million plus sales years and an increased number of requests to support complex supply chain projects, we felt the need to expand the team responding to our growing customer base,” said Doug Kelly, CEO of Smith & Associates.  He continued, “Gary’s strong operations background and great reputation with our key customers made him a natural choice for business development.  The opening left by Gary in operations will also give us a chance to add a new member to the senior team.”   

About Smith & Associates

Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates (www.smithweb.com) is the leading independent distributor of semiconductors and electronic components to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment.  Smith is a leader in shortage sourcing and custom purchasing and inventory management solutions, and has the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world with very short lead times.

Smith’s world headquarters, logistics, and information hub in Houston is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.  This location is supported by sales, logistics, and warehousing hubs in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, in addition to sales and purchasing offices in Barcelona, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, and Seoul.

For more information or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call Smith Direct at

1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

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For more information, contact:

Gary Morrissey    
Vice President, Business Development  Smith & Associates  (713) 430-3960
Mark Bollinger    
Vice President, Marketing Smith & Associates (713) 430-3000


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