Smith & Associates to Exhibit at Offshore Technology Conference – Booth 8644

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Smith will showcase its unique quality and service capabilities at OTC 2014.

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Oil and gas industry professionals have to be certain that the parts that go into their equipment will perform reliably under even the most extreme drilling and extracting conditions.

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, will exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5-8, 2014, at Houston’s Reliant Center. With more than 90,000 industry professionals attending from more than 120 countries around the world, OTC is the world's premier showcase for offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

The oil and gas industry’s need for high-quality, reliable electronic components has only risen as exploration and production tools have grown more complex to meet the performance demands of challenging drilling and extraction conditions. Because of this, suppliers who are able to test and verify the reliability of such highly-specialized components and their ability to perform as expected at these extremes have become necessary partners in the evolving oil and gas industry.

With thirty years of experience in electronic component sourcing, Smith & Associates has accrued deep knowledge of the complex quality and reliability needs oil and gas customers face, and is committed to offering them the customized support they need to keep their operations moving. Smith offers downhole sourcing support for numerous specialized electronic components, including ruggedized electronics, instrumentation, directional drilling systems, temperature products, and control boards.

Additionally, Smith’s expert supply chain strategies keep the company alert to the latest price and supply trends in the open market worldwide so that Smith can help its supply chain partners identify optimal times to make cost-saving high-volume purchases, manage stock, liquidate excess inventory as surpluses develop, and manage component acquisition for service and warranty programs to ensure cost savings and adequate supply on high-value and end-of-life components.

“Oil and gas industry professionals have to be certain that the parts that go into their equipment will perform reliably under even the most extreme drilling and extracting conditions,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer of Smith & Associates. “We take these high stakes into account at every stage of our sourcing and testing. Our global network of reliable open-market suppliers, 24/7 support, innovative supply chain strategies, and industry-leading quality practices and resources ensure that that our partners’ projects stay on schedule with quality ensured. OTC offers Smith the ideal opportunity to showcase how we guarantee this.”

WHERE: Smith & Associates - Booth 8644
Reliant Arena
2014 Offshore Technology Conference
Houston, TX
WHEN: Monday, May 5 through Thursday, May 8, 2014

Smith’s trading professionals and oil and gas sourcing specialists will be on-hand at Smith’s booth, number 8644, to answer questions throughout the show and to showcase the innovative quality, sourcing, and supply chain practices that underlie the company’s flexible capabilities. Literature and information on Smith’s products and service offerings will be available, and attendees can also schedule individual meetings with Smith representatives during the show for further information.

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 300 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US $586 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 Penang. For more information, see or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.


For more information, contact:
Mark Bollinger
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing
+1 713.430.3000

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