The ongoing semiconductor shortage continues to affect the rapidly changing automotive supply chain industry. With lead times and component prices still inflated in many areas, automotive customers should look to prioritize new ways of procuring components to meet long-term goals.
Renato Souza has been with Smith over 20 years advancing from Senior Account Executive to Vice President of Latin America, and to his current role as Vice President of Business Development. Renato supports Smith’s global trading team by managing key customer opportunities among our 17 global offices.
Christie covers Asia-based automakers and the U.S. heavy-truck market.
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and automobiles. In 17 cities worldwide, Smith’s 800+ employees buy and sell components 24 hours per day, with annual global sales of $3.4 billion.