Smith & Associates Announces Trading Promotions
December 15, 2000 Smith & Associates Announces Trading Promotions Houston - Smith & Associates - the leading Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products - announces the promotions of Cindy Meneley to Training Manager and Jennifer Kabbara to Trading Floor Manager.
In her new position as Training Manager, Cindy Meneley will be responsible for the training of all new Purchasing Agents. Ms. Meneley began her career at Smith as a Purchasing Agent in September 1999. "I am excited to begin my role as Training Manager," explains Meneley. "Smith's rapid growth creates an exciting and challenging environment. Our worldwide expansion has created many opportunities and I feel fortunate to manage such a vital part of Smith's future success." Jennifer Kabbara started her Smith career in July of 1994 as a sales representative and advanced to Training Manager in January 1999.
Mrs. Kabarra's new role as Trading Floor Manager will encompass the training of all new Sales Representative as well as the advanced training for Senior Traders and Managers. "Since I joined Smith in 1994 the company has grown tremendously," states Kabbara. "This growth is made possible by Smith's ability to change with the market. I am glad to be a part of a company that invests in all aspects of employee development." From the time of Smith's inception in 1984, the staff has grown from just a handful to over 250. They have a recognized approach that encourages the professional growth of all of its employees.
"As Smith grows and expands, we need devoted employee efforts and strong team-building, " states Lee Ackerley, executive vice president and Co-Founder of Smith. "Jennifer and Cindy's dedication, leadership, and enthusiastic performance will continue our tradition of employees who excel."
About Smith Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates (www.smithweb.com) is a $470 million Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment. Smith has thousands of 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 the only global leader in "just in time" delivery with the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world, with very short lead times. Headquartered in Houston, Smith has major trading operations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Silicon Valley. Smith operates worldwide, twenty-four hours a day in over a dozen languages.
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