Smith & Associates Names New Director of Software Development.

April 5, 2000
Smith & Associates Names New Director of Software Development.

Houston, Texas - Smith & Associates, the #1 ranked Independent Distributor of electronic components, announces the appointment of Sean Trinh to Director of Software Development.

In his new position, Trinh will be responsible for the planning and implementation of all software for Smith & Associates. His goals will include streamlining Smith & Associates' logistical processes and overall efficiency with user-focused technological solutions.

"As Smith & Associates grows and expands, we need new technologies with more features and customization," said Lee Ackerley, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Smith & Associates. "We needed someone who understands Smith & Associates' current systems and can predict future needs. Sean has a comprehensive understanding of where we want to take the company in the future; we are extremely pleased that he will be heading up new software development."

Trinh has been with Smith & Associates since 1989 and previously served as Controller for the company. As Controller, Sean handled Smith & Associates' day-to-day financial affairs. In addition to his bachelors degree in Accounting, Trinh has experience in the MIS field.

"After ten years with Smith, I have a comprehensive knowledge of all the different logistical systems used," said Trinh. "I feel confident that I can integrate these systems using today's technology and help all Smith employees become more productive and efficient."

About Smith
Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates ( is a multi-hundred million dollar independent distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment. Smith has more than 15,000 suppliers and partners in over 60 countries, and was one of the first independent distributors to provide open-market sales and component pricing via the Internet. Named an Inc. 500, Houston 100, Texas 100 and World Trade 100 company, Smith's annual revenues of $3.43 million per employee are the highest of any Texas-based high-technology company. Smith is also a leader in "just-in-time" delivery with the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world, with very short lead times. Smith has offices in Houston, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Seoul, Guadalajara, and Silicon Valley.

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