Smith’s Restructured Asian Management Team Pushes Growth in this Key Region

Smith’s Restructured Asian Management Team Pushes Growth in this Key Region

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Summer 2016 was a time of dramatic movement and growth for Smith’s Asian offices. While the newest update is August’s relocation of our Hong Kong hub, early summer saw exciting changes kick into gear that set the tone for the season. In July, Smith restructured the management in three of our key Asian sales offices, and these managers have since...

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Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

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Smith Hong Kong has relocated into two new locations to make room for growth and boost the support our team is able to offer customers locally. On August 29th, the Smith HK team completed their move to two new facilities: a new sales and purchasing office and an expanded warehouse space dedicated to the operational and logistical support that helps...

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Smith Relocates its Hong Kong Regional Hub to New Facilities

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Smith expands to new sales and operational facilities in Hong Kong to more fully support this key region Houston, TX (August 21, 2016) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its Hong Kong hub office to new, dedicated locations for trading and operations. These new facilities will provide resources for expanded customer...

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Smith Expands into the Solar Market

Smith Expands into the Solar Market

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Smith acquires ONTILITY’s solar distribution and service business (Houston, TX) August 8, 2016 - Smith today announced its expansion into the solar market. Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, is now positioned as a leader in the solar industry through its acquisition of ONTILITY’s solar distribution and service business. ONTILITY, a leading wholesale distributor of solar equipment...

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Smith & Associates Appoints Jason C. Fowler as Chief Financial Officer

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Fowler brings years of experience to overseeing Smith’s financial operations (Houston, TX) June 13, 2016 - Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the appointment of Jason C. Fowler to the role of Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Fowler will oversee Smith & Associates’ global financial operations as the company expands its services and...

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Smith & Associates Appoints Mark Bollinger as Chief Globalization Officer

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Bollinger will unify and develop Smith’s global business efforts (HOUSTON, TEXAS) July 14, 2016 - Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the appointment of Mark Bollinger to the role of Chief Globalization Officer. In this newly created position, Bollinger will oversee the administration of Smith & Associates’ international offices. As Smith expands and develops...

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Smith & Associates Appoints Margo Evans as Vice President of Marketing

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Evans brings years of experience to expanding and revitalizing Smith’s marketing outreach (HOUSTON, TEXAS) July 14, 2016 - Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the appointment of Margo Evans to the role of Vice President of Marketing. In this position, Evans will lead efforts to expand marketing activities to increase revenue while also contributing...

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COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 Reflects an Evolving Industry

COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 Reflects an Evolving Industry

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COMPUTEX 2016 opened in Taipei today with a notably different emphasis than in previous years. Long an international showcase for Taiwan’s computer-centric tech companies, the show is putting a big focus on new technologies and new, startup players this year. Of course, there are still many Taiwan-based ODMs and smart card- and module-makers, but there are more auto makers this...

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OTC 2016 Showcases a Still-Sluggish Oil Market, But Industry Players Focus on Recovery

OTC 2016 Showcases a Still-Sluggish Oil Market, But Industry Players Focus on Recovery

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Earlier this month, Houston hosted the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The world’s largest O&G show was smaller than usual this year, though, as the oil slump moves into its second year and the market remains sluggish. While 2014 drew in 108,300 attendees and 2015 brought in 94,700, this year saw a 37% drop from 2014’s record-setting attendance with only 68,000...

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We’ll be at COMPUTEX 2016!

We’ll be at COMPUTEX 2016!

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We recently announced that Smith will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX 2016 for our fifth year in a row. From May 31 – June 4, our representatives will be on-hand at booth I0132 in the Components & Parts Area of the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall to discuss how Smith can help support your business and lower your costs. With three-plus decades...

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Smith & Associates is Once Again Ranked Among Top Global Electronics Distributors

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Smith earns its place again among the top electronics distributors in the world (HOUSTON, TEXAS) May 4, 2016 - Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, has once more been ranked among the world’s top global electronics distributors by major industry publication Global Purchasing. The annual Global Purchasing industry ranking provides a touchstone within the global electronics...

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Disasters Highlight the Need for Risk Management Plans and Reliable Supply Chain Partners

Disasters Highlight the Need for Risk Management Plans and Reliable Supply Chain Partners

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The earthquakes that struck Japan in mid-April caused massive property damage and a large-scale loss of human life, with many survivors injured and displaced in the wake of the quakes and evacuations. Relief efforts and recovery are still underway as everyone affected by these tragedies works to heal and rebuild, but – for many – it will be a long...

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