HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announces the appointment of David Rawbone to the role of Trading Manager, Guadalajara. In this position, David will oversee the operation and management of Smith's Mexico office and execute strategies for its growth and advancement.
David joined Smith at its Houston headquarters in 2002, after earning his business degree from Graceland University. He has spent the ten years since as a key member of the sales team, and has been instrumental in helping the company expand in new directions and undertake initiatives such as Smith's unique PPV Plus+ program.
"In his years on our sales team, David has utilized his experience, keen industry knowledge, and leadership skills to spearhead initiatives that keep Smith leading the industry," said Marc Barnhill, Smith's Chief Trading Officer. "We look forward to seeing how our Guadalajara office will grow under his management."
"Mexico has grown into a hub of manufacturing activity for leading OEMs and EMS providers around the world, and our Guadalajara office's location allows us to support customers in this key region with a wealth of localized resources," said David. "I hope to utilize these resources to expand both our customer base and the industry-leading service we offer."
About Smith & Associates
Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates is a leader in the independent distribution of semiconductors and electronic components to electronics and high tech manufacturers. Smith offers shortage sourcing for commodity and obsolete parts, innovative purchasing and inventory management solutions, redistribution of excess inventory, and component stocking for warranty and repair programs.
A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 350 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US $500 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong and Amsterdam are ISO certified and IDEA compliant. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Denver, and Penang. For more information, see http://www.smithweb.com/ or to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.