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Awards and Recognitions

Our dedication to innovation and excellence is unmatched

Smith is a known and respected leader in the semiconductor industry. We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers, employees, and communities, and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts.

Rankings
#1 ESNA Top Independent Distributor 2022
Smith has been named the leading independent distributor eleven years in a row.
#7 SourceToday Top Distributor 2022

Smith has been the highest-ranking independent distributor 18 times since 2001.

#1 Houston Business Journal Largest Family-Owned Businesses 2021
Under the ownership of brothers Bob and Lee Ackerley, Smith has been named the largest family-owned business in the Houston area
#8 Houston Chronicle Best Private Companies 2021
As one of the largest private companies in Houston, Smith’s innovative vision has helped drive our success.
#12 ESM China Top International Electronic Distributor 2022
With 17 offices around the world, Smith has earned international recognition in the industry.
#154 Inc. 5000 Series: Texas 2020
Smith was ranked as one of the most successful independent small businesses in Texas on the publication’s inaugural list.
Industry Awards and Recognitions
01

Pros to Know Award – Marc Barnhill

2022

Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer at Smith, was named a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in honor of his exemplary and steadfast leadership.

02

Pros to Know Award – Kirk Wehby

2022

Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer, was presented the Pros to Know award in recognition of his commitment to innovation and growth.

03

ASPENCORE Outstanding Supply Chain Services Provider

2021

Smith was named Outstanding Supply Chain Services Provider in honor of our growth and commitment to excellence in customer service.

04

ASPENCORE Outstanding International Branded Distributor

2021

Smith was recognized for our contributions in support of the development and advancement of the semiconductor industry.

05

Women in Supply Chain Award – Jennifer Kabbara

2021

Jennifer Kabbara, Smith’s Director of Global Sales, was presented with the Women in Supply Chain award in honor of her steadfast leadership and insightful mentorship within the semiconductor industry.

06

Women in Supply Chain Award –
Megan Pedigo

2021

Megan Pedigo, Director of Purchasing – Service/Peripherals, received the Women in Supply Chain award in recognition of her innovative approach to addressing complex supply chain challenges.

Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition
01

Comparably Best CEOs for Diversity List

2022

Smith’s co-founders, Bob and Lee Ackerley, were recognized by Comparably for their favorable standing among employees of color, ranking #87 among large businesses.

02

Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work List

2021

Based exclusively on employee response, Smith was recognized as one of the best places to work in the greater Houston area, ranking #12 in the large business category.

03

Houston Business Journal Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand

2021

Our longtime CSR partner, The HUB, nominated Smith in recognition of our dedication to the promotion and advancement of diversity and inclusion in our business operations and the community at large.

04

Houston Business Journal Healthiest Employer List

2019

Smith ranked #8 in the small and medium employers category, confirming our commitment to the health and wellness of our employees.

05

Chief Learning Officer Learning Elite Bronze Award

2019

Our internal learning and development program was recognized for its ability to efficiently deploy business strategies that produce significant results.

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