SMTC appoints Ed Smith as CEO, interim president
Mr. Smith will also be elected to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Mr. Smith is a seasoned and successful executive with extensive experience in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry and the electronic components distribution industry.
He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Embedded Solutions of Avnet Inc. and held various other positions with Avnet since 1994.
Mr. Smith also served, as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTEK International Inc., from 2002 to 2004, a tier II manufacturer in the EMS industry, where he led the turnaround and eventual sale of the company.
He also has broad experience as a board director and currently serves as the Chairman of the Electronics Components Industry Association.
Mr. Smith will begin providing services to SMTC Corporation on February 6, 2017 and work alongside the outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer Sushil Dhiman during the transition period until February 17, 2017, at which time Mr. Smith will assume the role of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. ■