Smith Names Todd Burke as President, Americas

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Todd will oversee the creation, development, and maintenance of strategic regional partnerships.

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I couldn’t be more excited about Smith’s future and this opportunity.

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the appointment of Todd Burke to the position of President, Americas. Todd previously served as the Vice President of Business Development of Smith since 2016.

In this role, Todd will support Smith’s five trading offices in the Americas in developing their focus on growing relationships and supply chain strategies with Smith’s key accounts in the region. He will continue to work with his counterparts in the EMEA and APAC regions to cohesively manage Smith’s multinational original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and contract manufacturer (CM) account base.

Before taking on his role as Vice President of Business Development, Todd served as a Senior Account Executive managing global accounts with a team approach. He has held a variety of sales and management roles during his 23-year tenure at the company, including opening Smith’s Guadalajara office. His business development and relationship management experience will be instrumental in his new position.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Smith’s future and this opportunity,” said Todd. “Thanks to our owners’ vision and the most experienced leadership team in the business, Smith is very well positioned to expand our service offerings and deepen relationships with the largest consumers of semiconductors in the Americas.”

Over the years, Todd has worked to develop strong and genuine relationships with Smith’s customers, which will be critical to his future successes.

“I am proud to support Todd as he accepts this new challenge,” said Marc Barnhill, Smith’s Chief Trading Officer. “I am extremely confident that this is the pivotal next step for Smith to continue to distance ourselves from our competitors.”

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 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 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 nine 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.

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