||Toronto, Canada — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX) has appointed Mr. Larry Silber and Mr. Claude Germain to its Board of Directors.
Until April 2012, Larry Silber was the Chief Operating Officer of Hayward Industries, Inc. He was named COO of Hayward in June 2008 following a 30-year career with Ingersoll Rand Company. While at Ingersoll Rand, he served most recently as President of the Utility Equipment Group, and then helped manage a divestiture of this business and related businesses to Doosan, a Korean-based multinational company. He concurrently served as Chairman of Ingersoll Rand Canada, and was on the Board of Directors of a number of foreign entities for Ingersoll Rand. Larry has extensive manufacturing experience in global markets, and in negotiating joint ventures and acquisitions.
Claude Germain, SMTC's President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, who will also be joining the Board of Directors, said, "We are very excited to welcome Larry to the Board. His significant experience in global manufacturing and operations will help us build value for our shareholders."