SMTC Corporation COO, Rich Fitzgerald, Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (A...
SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing
services provider and winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Best
Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership in the Electronics
Manufacturing Services Industry, announced today that Rich
Fitzgerald, SMTC’s Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to
the Executive Committee of the Association of Manufacturing
Excellence (AME) Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to have Rich join the Executive Committee of
AME’s Board of Directors. Rich has proven to be a valuable member
of our leadership team since his appointment in February 2020 as a
director-at-large,” said Kim Humphrey, AME President & CEO.
“I am honored to be selected to join the Executive Committee of
AME’s Board of Directors. I look forward to continuing to
contribute to AME’s mission in my new capacity and sharing my
experience with others in the organization,” said Rich Fitzgerald,
SMTC Chief Operating Officer.
As SMTC’s COO, Fitzgerald is responsible for managing SMTC’s
global operations, spanning from oversight of facilities and
production to design and engineering, and sourcing and supply
chain. Prior to this role, Fitzgerald held senior leadership roles
in supply chain and operations management at Avnet, Qual-Pro
Corporation and CTS Corporation. Earlier in his career, Fitzgerald
was an integral part of the Lean Manufacturing implementation team
at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel, he was a commissioned
officer and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Fitzgerald earned a
bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of
Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business.
About the Association for Manufacturing
Since its founding in 1985, the Association for Manufacturing
Excellence (AME) has grown into the premier not-for-profit
organization for the exchange of enterprise excellence knowledge.
The association’s 4,000 members come together through
practitioner-to-practitioner experiences to explore lean thinking
and other operational improvement methods, exchange best practices
and network. Through engaging workshops, plant tours, summits and
industry-leading conferences, AME members discover and implement
new continuous improvement strategies in order to share, learn and
grow. For more information, visit www.ame.org.
SMTC Corporation was founded in 1985 and acquired MC Assembly
Holdings, Inc. in November 2018. SMTC has more than 50
manufacturing and assembly lines in the United States and Mexico
which creates a powerful low-to-medium volume, high-mix, end-to-end
global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. With
local support and expanded manufacturing capabilities globally,
including fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a
focus on global original equipment manufacturers and emerging
technology companies, including those in the Avionics, Aerospace
and Defense, Industrial IoT, Power and Clean Technology, Medical
and Safety, Retail and Payment Systems, Semiconductors, Telecom,
Networking and Communications, and Test and Measurement industries.
As a mid-size provider of end-to-end EMS, SMTC provides printed
circuit board assembly production, systems integration and
comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as
product design, and sustaining engineering and supply chain
management services. SMTC services extend over the entire
electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction
of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life
phases. For further information on SMTC Corporation, please visit
our website at www.smtc.com.
Investor Relations Contact
Peter SeltzbergManaging DirectorDarrow Associates,