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Smith Recognized at ASPENCORE Double Summits Global Electronic Component Distributor Awards

Smith was named Outstanding International Branded Distributor and Outstanding Supply Chain Services Provider

Houston, TX (November 4, 2021) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces that it has been recognized as an Outstanding International Branded Distributor and as Outstanding Supply Chain Service Provider at the ASPENCORE Double Summits 2021 Global Electronic Component Distributor Awards. The award program honors top distributors for their contributions and exceptional achievements within the electronics industry.

“We are honored to accept this recognition of Smith’s leadership and innovation in the electronics supply chain,” said Claudio Chan, General Manager at Smith’s Shenzhen office. Claudio accepted the award on behalf of Smith and discussed strategies for meeting the challenges of digital transformation during the event.

“The ripple effect from the pandemic has put immense and unparalleled strain on the global supply chain,” Claudio said. “Through it all, Smith has continued to provide the high-quality products, exemplary service, and trustworthy market intelligence our customers need to address these challenges.”

The Outstanding International Branded Distributors award recognizes global distributors that are highly recognized in the Chinese market though their promotion of products and services in the region. These distributors must also demonstrate superior customer satisfaction and business management.

As the Outstanding Supply Chain Services Provider, Smith was recognized for its stability, brand awareness, and leadership in the industry. The award also honored Smith’s growth and commitment to excellence in customer service.

“The electronics supply chain is evolving rapidly to address the massive disruptions affecting nearly every industry,” said Mark Bollinger, Smith’s Chief Globalization Officer. “Smith has been a key player in these efforts, and we are proud to be recognized for our leadership. Looking ahead, Smith will continue driving innovation forward to better serve our customers.”

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 directional drilling systems. In 17 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 $1.39 billion. 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 DistributionTM 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, and Amsterdam 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 eight 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
[email protected] 




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