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Smith Appoints Art Figueroa as New Chief Operating Officer

In a significant move, Smith, a leading global distributor in electronic components and semiconductors, announced the appointment of Art Figueroa as its Chief Operating Officer. This strategic decision was publicized today through a press release, marking a new chapter in the company's pursuit of operational excellence and innovation.

Art Figueroa, a seasoned professional with a distinguished career at Smith, steps into this pivotal role with immediate effect. He brings to the table over two decades of experience in various leadership positions within the company. Art's journey at Smith began in 2004 as the Manager of Corporate Security, and he quickly ascended through the ranks. His tenure includes roles such as Security and Facilities Director in 2012, Vice President of Operations and Quality in 2013, and most recently, Senior Vice President of Global Operations since 2022.

As the new COO, Figueroa will oversee the global operations of Smith, focusing on aspects like quality, facilities, security, logistics, and sustainability efforts. His role is pivotal in leading the company’s worldwide Operations teams across its five distribution hubs and spearheading operational initiatives and strategy.

Art expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, emphasizing his commitment to upholding Smith's legacy of quality and innovation. "I look forward to continuing that legacy of consistent and continuous quality as we develop new service offerings to seamlessly connect customers to the electronic components they need," he stated.

Marc Barnhill, Chief Executive Officer at Smith, praised Art's remarkable journey and dedication. "Art’s career progression from an entry-level position to the C-suite is a testament to the opportunities and growth we foster at Smith," Barnhill remarked. He expressed confidence in Art’s ability to guide the company to new heights through his dedication to innovation and excellence.

Founded in 1984, Smith is celebrating 40 years of Intelligent Distribution™. As an independent distributor, Smith plays a critical role in sourcing, managing, testing, and shipping electronic components globally. The company has achieved over USD $12.9 billion in global revenue since 2019 and is renowned for its data-driven approach and cutting-edge technology.

Source: PR Web


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