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Our People

Smith’s people power our success.

For nearly forty years, Smith’s employees have been helping to build a foundation of excellence that makes us the leader in our field. They are the culture and identity of Smith and help shape our achievements and direction each day.

Life at Smith

Life at Smith is ambitious, global, and moves at the pace of the constantly evolving electronics industry. Every day, the Smith family gets opportunities to work with colleagues around the world while chasing entrepreneurial goals and helping keep our connected, modern world moving with vital components.


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Employee Perspectives and Stories

How Do Our People Number Up?
Globally Fluent

Smith employees speak over 50 languages and dialects cumulatively.

Tenured and Expert

We have 44 teammates who have been with Smith more than 20 years.

Evolving and Inspired

During 2021, Smith welcomed 333 new hires across our global offices – an increase of 264% over 2020.

Company Distinctions

Pros to Know Award – Marc Barnhill


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.


Pros to Know Award – Kirk Wehby


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


#1 Houston Business Journal Largest Family-Owned Businesses


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


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


Women in Supply Chain Award – Jennifer Kabbara


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.


Women in Supply Chain Award –
Megan Pedigo


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.


Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work List


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.


Houston Business Journal Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand


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.


Houston Business Journal Healthiest Employer List


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


Chief Learning Officer Learning Elite Bronze Award


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

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Hear From Our People

There is a lot to learn, and it’s a wonderful company to work for. Smith is also a big family; many of us have worked together side-by-side for years, and the camaraderie among us can’t be beat.

Daniel Cho

Global Process Improvement Manager

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