Vice President & General Manager for SMTC Mexico
As VP and GM of SMTC Mexico, Mr. Diaz is responsible for driving continuous improvements in our Lean Manufacturing practices at the Chihuahua Mexico facility. Mr. Diaz is focused on delivering exceptional service to our customers by continually exceeding their expectations and ensuring a seamless transition process.
With over seventeen years experience on purchasing, manufacturing and business management, Carlos has had great success defining the right communication channels that develop and maintain excellent customer relationships. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from UACH University.
Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management and Procurement
As Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Mr. Choi is responsible for strategic sourcing, pricing, assurance of quality, speed to market, and the continuity of supply in order to support global SMTC procurement strategies.
Mr. Choi brings over 15 years of experience in the EMS industry. Prior to joining SMTC, Mr. Choi held positions in Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Cost Management, and Business Win Teams at Sanmina Corporation. During his career, he managed an excess of $160M in annual spend and was responsible for deploying supply chain solutions for many strategic customers. Mr. Choi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Vice President & General Manager for Fremont, California
As Vice President & General Manager for Fremont, California, Mr. Lai is responsible for driving continuous improvement in the form of implementing lean and best manufacturing practices at the Fremont, California facility. Mr. Lai is focused on delivering exceptional service to our current and new customers. Mr. Lai brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and operations within the electronics industry, including international experience in China, Thailand and Malaysia. He brings with him strong experience in management of multiple operations within a single plant and implementation of lean manufacturing and Kaizen techniques.
Prior to joining SMTC Mr. Lai has worked within the EMS industry for over 20 years, positions include; Chief Operation Officer with Piranha EMS and prior to that he was Director of Operations at CTS Corporation for more than 14 years.
Vice President & General Manager for SMTC Dongguan
As VP/GM of the SMTC Dongguan plant, Mr. Soh is responsible for plant P&L & other KPIs.
Mr. Soh has more than 26 years in the EMS industry, out of his 31 year working career. Prior to joining SMTC in 2015, SL worked at Sanmina for almost 20 years, where he served as plant manager for 8 years in Penang, Malaysia and Batam, Indonesia for 3 years. In addition, he held various positions such as Operations Manager and Process Engineering Manager at the Singapore plant. SL has also worked as Operations Manager for 3 years at another EMS company in the Shenzhen, China area.
Since joining SMTC, Mr. Soh's experience has helped him transform the Dongguan facility to be a low volume/high mixed NPI center and become medically certified. He has successfully transferred a massive complete medical product and achieved material localization. Mr. Soh holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.