Smith Opens New York Sales Office

April 23, 2003
Smith Opens New York Sales Office

Smith expands North American presence to better serve customers on the East Coast.

Houston, Texas - SmSmith & Associates, the leading Independent Distributor of CPUs, semiconductors, and electronic components, announces the opening of a sales and purchasing facility in New York City, New York. This is the final phase in Smith’s North American expansion plan that began on the western coast of the US with the relocation of the Silicon Valley office to accommodate additional logistical operations and warehousing.

Opened April 1, 2003, Smith New York provides greater accessibility and expedited delivery options to Smith’s OEM and EMS provider customers, as well as customers served by Smith’s distributor sales division, SmithMart. The New York facility completes Smith’s comprehensive North American presence by servicing customers on the East Coast. West Coast customers are serviced primarily by the Silicon Valley office and customers in the central and southern US are serviced by Smith’s Houston headquarters.

Smith’s full-service sales and purchasing office is located at the following address:

200 Park Avenue
30th Floor
New York, NY 10166
212-402-0530 Fax

“The New York office is an important addition to Smith’s North American presence,” stated Leland Ackerley, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Smith & Associates. “We are looking forward to discovering the infinite possibilities and opportunities that New York holds for an aggressive industry leader like Smith.”

Carl Shipsky, a tenured purchasing executive at Smith, has been named General Manager of the New York office. Mr. Shipsky’s long career with Smith and previous experience in the high tech distribution industry uniquely qualify him to successfully lead the new office.

Smith & Associates
Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates ( is the #1 ranked Independent Distributor of CPUs, semiconductors, and electronic components to manufacturers and resellers of high technology and computer equipment (source: EBN). Smith is a leader in just-in-time replenishment and has the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world with very short lead times. Smith’s ISO 9001:2000 certified Houston logistics and information hub is supported by sales, logistics, and warehousing hubs in Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, and Hong Kong, in addition to sales and purchasing offices in Seoul, Guadalajara, Barcelona, and New York City. For more information or to reach a Smith representative twenty-four hours a day, please call SmithDirect at 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

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