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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

#3 ESNA Top Independent
Distributor 2024

Smith has consistently been named a leader among independent distributors.

#11 Supply Chain Connect
Top Distributor 2024

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

#1 Houston Business Journal Largest
Family-Owned Businesses 2023

Under the ownership of brothers Bob and Lee Ackerley, Smith has been named the largest family-owned business in the Houston area three years in a row.

#5 Houston Chronicle Best
Private Companies 2022

As one of the largest private companies in Houston, Smith’s innovative vision has helped drive our success.

#8 ESM China Top International
Electronic Distributor 2022

With locations in more than 20 cities 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.

#2267 Inc. 5000 2023

Smith was named one of the fastest-growing private companies based on percent growth from 2019 to 2022.

#7 Houston Business Journal Fast 50 2023

Our global revenue increased more than 200 percent from 2020 to 2022, making Smith one of Houston’s fastest-growing companies.

Industry Awards and Recognition
01

Pros to Know Award – Jennifer Kabbara

2024

Supply & Demand Chain Executive named Jennifer Kabbara a Pro to Know in recognition of her commitment to innovation and workforce development.

02

Pros to Know Award – Art Figueroa

2024

Art Figueroa was recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know in honor of his proactive and people-focused leadership.

03

EE Awards Asia Featured Electronic Components Distributor

2023

Celebrated for our innovation and commitment to customer service, Smith was named a Featured Electronic Components Distributor at EE Awards Asia.

04

AspenCore Outstanding International Branded Distributor

2023

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

05

Women in Supply Chain Award –
Terry Fu

2023

Terry Fu was named a recipient of the Women in Supply Chain award based on her proven track record of excellence and continuous improvement in the industry.

06

Women in Supply Chain Award –
Minji Hong

2023

Minji Hong, President, APAC, received the Women in Supply Chain award in recognition of the positive example she’s set for women across the supply chain network.

07

Inc. Best in Business

2022

Smith was recognized on Inc.’s Best in Business list under the business services category for going above and beyond to serve our customers.

08

Pros to Know Award – Marc Barnhill

2022

Marc Barnhill was named a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in honor of his exemplary and steadfast leadership.

09

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.

10

Women in Supply Chain Award – Jennifer Kabbara

2021

Jennifer Kabbara was presented with the Women in Supply Chain award in honor of her steadfast leadership and insightful mentorship within the semiconductor industry.

11

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

Great Place to Work® Korea Certification™

2023

This certification recognizes Smith’s exceptional company culture and high employee-satisfaction ratings.

02

Comparably Best Company Perks & Benefits

2023

Smith’s employees anonymously rated our perks and benefits, earning us the #77 spot on Comparably’s list for large companies.

03

Comparably Best Company Compensation

2023

Based on employees’ anonymous overall satisfaction their compensation package, Smith ranked #76 among large businesses.

04

Comparably Happiest Employees

2023

Our employees are among the happiest overall, ranking #95 in Comparably’s large-business category.

05

Houston Business Journal Best Family-Owned Business

2023

This award recognizes Smith’s distinguished business success and celebrates the integral part family-owned businesses play in our local economies.

06

Comparably Best Companies for Career Growth

2023

Based exclusively on anonymous employee ratings of professional-development opportunities, Smith ranked #58 among large companies.

07

Comparably Best Leadership Team

2023

Ranking #59 among large businesses, Smith’s senior leadership has grown alongside the company, with an average tenure of more than 21 years.

08

HR Asia Hong Kong Best Companies to Work for in Asia

2023

For the second consecutive year, Smith was recognized for our broad employee-engagement efforts and rich company culture.

09

Comparably Best CEOs for Diversity

2023

Smith’s co-founders, Bob and Lee Ackerley, were recognized by Comparably for the second year in a row for their favorable standing among employees of color, ranking #38 among large businesses.

10

Comparably Best Company Outlook

2023

Smith received an A+ rating and ranked #90 on Comparably’s list for large businesses, putting us in the top five percent of nearly 1,500 similarly sized companies.

11

Comparably Best Sales Team

2023

Based exclusively on anonymous, public feedback from our sales team members, Smith ranked #13 across large businesses and received an A+ rating in seventeen different categories.

12

JobMarket Employee Engagement Award

2022

Smith was named JobMarket’s Employee Engagement Award recipient based on our effective communication, employee satisfaction, and strong sense of community.

13

JobMarket Asia Pacific Outstanding Employer Award

2022

Our strong presence across the APAC region is built upon dynamic recruitment and retention efforts.

14

JobMarket Employer of Choice Award

2022

Recognized for our innovative approach to employee recruitment, engagement, and retention, Smith promotes a positive work culture across our organization.

15

Comparably Best Company Culture

2022

Ranking number #71 among large businesses, Smith employees anonymously shared their feedback on compensation, career growth, leadership, and work environment.

16

Comparably Best Companies for Diversity

2022

Based exclusively on anonymous feedback from Smith’s employees of color, we ranked #93 on Comparably’s list of Best Companies for Diversity in the large business category.

17

Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work

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.

18

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.

19

JobMarket Corporate Training Excellence Award

2021

Our in-house learning and development program helps our employees to gain new skills and build long, successful careers at Smith.

20

Houston Business Journal Healthiest Employer

2019

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

21

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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