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Smith Names Todd Burke President of Global Business Development

Todd will build and develop the company’s relationships with strategic accounts and customers
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Houston, TX (July 17, 2023) – Smith, a leading global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the appointment of Todd Burke to the position of President of Global Business Development. In this role, Todd will support the company’s Trading department in managing key opportunities and facilitate customer-account collaboration among its global offices.

“During the global semiconductor shortages that we experienced over the last two years, Smith had the opportunity to expand our presence in many new and thriving markets,” said Todd. “As these shortages wind down, I look forward to diligently developing and growing these new relationships so that we can continue to offer the premier support they have come to expect from the world’s leading independent distributor.”

Todd joined Smith in 1996 and has held a variety of sales and management roles during his tenure. He was named Vice President of Business Development in 2016 and to his most recent position of President, Americas in 2019. Over the years, Todd has worked to develop strong and genuine relationships with Smith’s customers, which will be instrumental in this new role.

“Todd represents all the best attributes that make Smith a leader in the industry,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Executive Officer at Smith. “His ability to create sincere connections with his colleagues and Smith’s customers and his willingness to take on any challenge put in front of him will position him for success, and I am confident he will be a driving force in our future growth.”


About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and automobiles. In 19 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, generating global annual sales in excess of $4.7 billion in 2022. 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 Distribution™ 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, Amsterdam, and Singapore 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 six among all global distributors. For more information, please visit or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.


For more information, contact:
Rich Witmer
Smith, Senior Director of Marketing
+1 713.430.2141


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