President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation, Mr. Smith is focused on positioning the company for long-term profitable growth and ensuring the success of SMTC’s customers around the world.
Mr. Smith is a seasoned and successful executive with more than 25 years experience in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry and the electronic components distribution industry. Prior to joining SMTC he served as President of Avnet Inc. for 7 years and held various other senior positions since 1994. Mr. Smith served, as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTEK International Inc., from 2002 to 2004, a tier II manufacturer in the EMS industry. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience while serving on a number of boards as a director.
Mr. Smith is the founder and currently runs the We Will Never Forget charitable foundation.
Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer, Rich will be responsible for managing Global Operations, Engineering, and Supply Chain.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fitzgerald served as Global Vice President of Avnet Integrated Solutions from January 2017 to May 2017 and as Vice President of Business Operations of Avnet Electronics Embedded from July 2014 to January 2017. Prior to joining Avnet, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Qual-Pro Corporation from January 2010 to July 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer of Team Precision Public Company Limited from July 2008 to December 2009, as well as Global Vice President of Operations for CTS Corporation.
Mr. Fitzgerald has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business. Rich honorably served 12 years in the US Marine Corp as an officer.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dunfield is responsible for the accounting and financial management of the company and for enhancing shareholder value.
Mr. Dunfield is an experienced finance executive with over 20 years in public accounting and the manufacturing industry. He joins SMTC from Sanmina Corporation where he held a Vice President, Finance & Controller position in the CPS Division since 2010. Prior to joining Sanmina, he held a number of finance positions of increasing responsibility for Merix Corporation including an international post in Hong Kong. Mr. Dunfield brings diverse experience in financial & management reporting, business integration, systems implementation, financial planning & analysis and business partnering.
Mr. Dunfield started his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queen’s University at Kingston and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, & Customer Experience
Josh Chien joined SMTC as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, & Customer Experience. He is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with our existing customer base, and the growth and acquiring of new customers on a global basis. In addition, he is responsible for Customer Service Excellence and communicating SMTC's value proposition of innovative solutions.
Mr. Chien is a respected leader with over 15 years of experience in the EMS industry. Prior to joining SMTC, he held various roles within Operations, Customer Advocacy, Program Management and Business Development at Sanmina Corporation. During his career he launched dozens of New Product Introductions, New Customer Introductions and managed accounts in excess of $100M. Prior to Sanmina, he worked in aerospace manufacturing.
Mr. Chien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Senior Vice President, Quality & Technology
As Senior Vice President, Quality & Technology, Mr. Brown is responsible for overseeing SMTC's global quality management system and technology road-map development and implementation. Steve leads the quality and engineering teams in delivering world class quality and state of the art innovation in technology for SMTC's customers.
Prior to joining SMTC, Mr. Brown held various positions in product design, new product introduction, test, assembly, program management, R&D and quality with Celestica and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.