Smith & Associates to Exhibit at Offshore Technology Conference – Booth 8800

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Smith will showcase the quality and service capabilities of its SmithSecure framework at OTC 2013.

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OTC provides the ideal forum for Smith to demonstrate how our industry-leading sourcing practices and rigorous quality initiatives can benefit this industry.

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, will exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 6-9, 2013, at Houston’s Reliant Center. The world's premier showcase for offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection, OTC attracts more than 60,000 attendees each year.

Challenging drilling and extraction conditions have pushed the complexity and performance demands of exploration and production tools, increasing the oil and gas sector’s need for quality electronic components. Having a supplier who is able to test and verify the reliability of such highly-specialized components and their ability to perform as expected at these extremes is no longer a strategic advantage, but a necessity.

Smith & Associates is committed to supporting oil and gas customers’ stringent and constantly-evolving quality and reliability needs. As a supply chain partner to a variety of oil and gas customers, Smith provides downhole sourcing support for numerous specialized electronic components, including temperature products, instrumentation, control boards, directional drilling systems, and ruggedized electronics. With years of supply chain experience, Smith is able to keep abreast of the latest price and supply trends in the open market worldwide, identifying optimal times to make cost-saving high-volume purchases, managing stock, liquidating excess inventory as surpluses develop, and managing component acquisition for service and warranty programs to ensure cost savings and adequate supply on high-value and end-of-life components.

“Smith’s 24-hour support and skillful sourcing through our vast, global network of trusted open market vendors help our oil and gas customers’ projects stay on schedule without compromising on quality, ensuring that parts perform reliably under even the most extreme drilling and extracting conditions,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer of Smith & Associates. “OTC provides the ideal forum for Smith to demonstrate how our industry-leading sourcing practices and rigorous quality initiatives can benefit this industry.”

WHERE:     Smith & Associates - Booth 8800
Reliant Arena
             2013 Offshore Technology Conference
             Houston, TX
WHEN:     Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9, 2013

Smith’s trading professionals and oil and gas sourcing specialists will be on-hand at Smith’s booth, number 8800, to answer questions throughout the show and to showcase the SmithSecure framework, which fuses Smith’s twenty-eight years of expertise with industry best practices to offer stringent visual inspection and counterfeit detection, innovative supply chain solutions, skilled vendor screening, and extensive internal training. Attendees can schedule individual meetings with Smith representatives during the show, and literature and information on Smith’s products and service offerings will also be available.

For more information on Smith’s presence at OTC 2013, see:

About Smith & Associates

Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates is a leader in the independent distribution of semiconductors and electronic components to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith offers shortage sourcing for commodity and obsolete parts, innovative purchasing and inventory management solutions, redistribution of excess inventory, and component stocking for warranty and repair programs.

A privately-held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 350 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US $450 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Denver. For more information, see or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

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For more information, contact:

Mark Bollinger
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing
+1 713.430.3000

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