Smith & Associates secures ISO 14001:2004 certification

Houston, Texas - Smith & Associates is pleased to announce the ISO 14001:2004 certification of environmental management systems at its world headquarters in Houston, Texas. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the internationally-accepted ISO 14001:2004 certification to determine the environmental impacts of a company's products and activities.

SGS International, an independent certification body for ISO standards, audited Smith & Associates' environmental procedures and operations, and confirmed that all processes complied with the ISO 14001:2004 guidelines. The ISO 14001:2004 standard requires ongoing documentation of procedures, monitoring, and review for environmental impact.

In addition to the newly obtained ISO 14001:2004 certification of Smith & Associates' environmental management systems, Smith & Associates' quality control processes have been ISO 9001:2000 certified since 2002.

“Smith & Associates is constantly evaluating and enhancing our operations to insure that we are an industry leader. The company is committed to exceeding our customer's expectations with respect to environmental matters,” said Smith & Associates Director of Quality Mark Kirincic, “the ISO 14001:2004 certification is confirmation of that commitment.”

About Smith & Associates

Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates (www.smithweb.com) is the No. 1-ranked independent distributor of 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 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:

Mark Kirincic,
Director of Quality Control Smith & Associates (713) 430-3979

Amy Mackay,
Marketing/Business Development Manager Smith & Associates (713) 430-2113

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