Thomas & Betts VP Chad Smith Among 40 Under 40

Thomas & Betts VP Chad Smith Among 40 Under 40

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Chad Smith, vice president, product management and engineering, at Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, was among those selected for the Memphis Business Journal’s 18th annual “Top 40 Under 40.” The 40 finalists were selected from more than 250 nominations.

The program “recognizes the talents of the brightest Memphis-area professionals under age 40, both for career accomplishments and for giving their personal time to help local charities,” according to the article that appeared in the Oct. 9 issue of the Memphis Business Journal.

“I’ve learned that what makes a company great is its people.” Smith said. “The people at T&B are self motivated and work as a team, which enables the company to outperform our competitors on a regular basis. The company encourages its employees to cultivate their talents with ongoing professional development opportunities. I’m happy to be part of this team and the role it is playing in creating success for our distributor partners and their customers.”

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in polymer chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business from the University of Georgia. He joined Thomas & Betts in 2011 and has held various roles in product management, marketing and engineering.

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit

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