Nu Horizons Electronics Corp, Names New President of Distribution Division

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power, system and telecommunication solutions, today announced that it has promoted Kent Smith to serve as president of the company’s global distribution division. Smith’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will report directly to Nu Horizons’ executive chairman and interim chief executive officer, Arthur Nadata. Smith was recently appointed a corporate officer of Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. on January 5, 2010.

Smith joined Nu Horizons seven years ago and most recently served as executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, a position he assumed in 2008. Immediately prior, Smith served as senior vice president of sales, Americas, where he was responsible for business development and supplier relationships. He has held a number of sales roles within Nu Horizons, each with higher levels of responsibility.

“Kent has played a key role in driving our sales growth through the economic challenges of the previous year,” said Arthur Nadata, executive chairman and interim chief executive officer for Nu Horizons. “His experience, coupled with his leadership skills and ability to both motivate and continually develop our sales and engineering teams provide him with a strong foundation to build upon the success of our company. In his new role, Kent will continue to focus on forging strong customer and supplier relationships and further strengthening our position around the world as a leading demand creation distributor.”

“I am looking forward to serving Nu Horizons in this new capacity,” added Smith. “There are opportunities to improve our competitive position in every marketplace, and I am eager to challenge our global team to target further growth, enhance profitability and provide our customers with the highest level of support.”

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