Edward Smith

Edward Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director

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.

Rich Fitzgerald

Rich Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fitzgerald is 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.Mr. Fitzgerald honorably served 12 years in the US Marine Corp as an officer.

Steven M. Waszak

Steven M. Waszak

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Waszak is responsible for the accounting and financial management of SMTC Corporation and driving profitable growth, through mergers + acquisitions and internally developed initiatives, for enhanced shareholder value.

Mr. Waszak is an accomplished technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic development roles focusing on transformative change and has led teams through multiple M&A transactions exceeding $1 Billion in value. Prior to SMTC, Mr. Waszak served as CFO at Connected-Holdings, LLC, a vertically integrated, Internet of Things “IoT” intelligent services provider. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Waszak held roles as CEO and President of BTI Systems, a developer of optical networks + innovative data-center interconnect solutions for smart-cloud providers. Mr. Waszak’s C-Suite experience also includes serving as COO/CFO at Zetera Corporation and at SONOMA Systems which was acquired by Nortel Networks. Following the acquisition of Internet Photonics (a Bell Labs spin-out), where he held the position of CFO/COO, Waszak served as Vice President of Global Sales Operation for Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN). Mr. Waszak has served on Board of Directors of private entities and publicly traded companies including SMTEK International (NASDAQ: SMTK).

Mr. Waszak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and began his career as a member of Deloitte’s Entrepreneurial & Emerging Business Services group in Los Angeles.