Jessica will cultivate new business opportunities for Smith in Mexico and around the world
Houston, TX (March 17, 2021) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the appointment of Jessica Ruiz to the position of General Manager of the company’s office in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jessica previously served as Trading Manager for this office since 2019.
In this role, Jessica will support Smith’s trading team in Mexico to expand the company’s presence in the region and develop strategic relationships worldwide. She will succeed Jesser Juan Qui, who was recently named Director of Business Development, Latin America for Smith.
“Jessica has been a critical asset to our Guadalajara team since joining Smith in 2016,” said Renato Souza, Vice President of Business Development. “I am excited for her to take on this challenge and capture new opportunities for Smith.”
Before joining Smith, Jessica spent a decade working in various sales and managerial roles for a component manufacturer. Her incisive market strategy and collaborative leadership style position her for success as she spearheads new initiatives to grow Smith’s business.
“Smith is a cutting-edge and innovative leader in our field because of the commitment to developing our global workforce,” said Jessica. “I look forward to supporting and motivating my sales team to reach the next level and achieve their professional goals.”
“The Guadalajara office has seen exponential growth over the last five years, and Jessica has been a big part of that,” said Todd Burke, Smith’s President, Americas. “She is the consummate professional; she is highly respected by her coworkers and has keen market insight. I am confident Jessica will do great things in her new role as General Manager of Smith’s Guadalajara office.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales in excess of $1.35 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.
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Smith, Chief Globalization Officer