Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser Electronics, has been named 2019’s Top Public CEO by Fort Worth Business Press. The award was presented at a luncheon, August 28, at Fort Worth’s River Crest Country Club.

Smith has been a recognised leader in the North Texas business community since 2004, when he was elevated to his position as president and chief executive officer of Mouser Electronics.

While still a college student, Smith joined the company as a part-time warehouse employee in 1973, when Mouser was essentially a startup operation in San Diego, California. Smith rose through the ranks, working in nearly all departments in multiple management roles. Smith’s leadership and tenure has seen Mouser grow from a small distribution company to one of the world’s largest electronic component distributors, with more than 2,500 employees in 26 offices worldwide, and nearly $2 billion in annual sales. Acquired in 2000 by the Fort Worth-based TTI, Mouser is one of the TTI family of companies and a leader in the successful portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway companies.  

“It is a great honor to receive this award, and I thank the Fort Worth Business Press, as well as all of the Mouser employees who contribute every day to give our customers a best-in-class experience,” Smith stated: “I’d also like to acknowledge our wonderful customers and suppliers. Stocking the widest selection of the newest products from our supplier partners reinforces our commitment to our customers: to be a single source for all the components and tools necessary for the electronic design process. There’s a lot of teamwork involved in our business success.”

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