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Moorpark, Calif. — SMTEK International Inc. has appointed Edward Smith and Robert Howard to the Board of Directors of SMTEK to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of board members Oscar "Bud" Marx and Clay Biddinger, who resigned to pursue other interests.
Smith is president and chief executive officer of SMTEK. He joined SMTEK in January 2002 as vice president, business development and became president and chief executive officer in May 2002. Before joining SMTEK, Smith held the position of senior sales executive with Avnet Inc., a leading supplier of electronic components from 1994 through January 2002. In addition, he has more than 20 years experience in various managerial roles in the electronics sales and distribution industry.
Howard is president and chief executive officer of TMW Enterprises Inc., a private equity investment company with primary investments in real estate, marketable securities and several manufacturing businesses including electronic manufacturing services. Prior to joining TMW Enterprises in April 2001, Howard served as CFO of Electronic Products Integration Corp. (EPIC), a privately held contract manufacturer serving the EMS industry. In addition, he has more than 20 years of broad-based experience in manufacturing and the financial services industry. Howard currently serves as a director in nearly all of TMW Enterprise's affiliated companies, and serves as chairman of the Board for EPIC.
SMTEK International Inc. is an EMS provider serving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industrial instrumentation, medical, telecommunications, security, financial services automation, aerospace and defense industries.