Industry veteran Smith is former executive with Arrow Electronics and Nu Horizons
RONKONKOMA, NY – January 31, 2020 – New York based BJG Electronics Group announced today that Kent Smith has joined the company as President, effective February 3, 2020.
Most recently serving as Chief Commercial Officer for Integrated Supply Network, Smith brings to BJG a track record of successful leadership positions at electronics industry leaders. At Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., he served as President of the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Later, as Vice President of Sales at Arrow Electronics, he led a team that generated more than $4 billion in annual sales.
“BJG is fortunate to have attracted a leader of the caliber of Kent Smith,” said Rick Flora, CEO of BJG Electronics Group. “Kent’s record of success in the industry is well known and respected by both the supplier and customer communities that are critical to BJG’s ongoing success.”
Naming Smith as President marks yet another significant milestone in a successful year for BJG Electronics Group. The company has completed three acquisitions in the past twelve months, including Connector Tech LLC, Whitmor/Wirenetics and Intro Corporation.
“I am delighted to be joining BJG Electronics and returning to the electronics industry, where I built my career over many years,” Smith commented. “I feel particularly fortunate to be joining the company on the heels of a series of strategic acquisitions that have strengthened its product and service offerings over the past year.”
Glenn Davidson, Chairman of BJG, noted, “I have known Kent Smith for more than ten years and believe he is exactly the right leader for the BJG business today. His history of ethical leadership and success will deliver great value to BJG’s employees, customers and suppliers.”
Based in Ronkonkoma, NY, BJG Electronics is a leading global supplier of interconnect and electromechanical products to the world’s leading OEMs in the defense, commercial aviation, business aviation, space, oil & gas, and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.bjgelectronics.com.