Our team will guide your project every step of the way.
The secret to SMD’s success is that SMD is not only a great company for customers to work with, but also a great company for the employees to work for.
Many of our nearly 100 employees have worked for SMD for more than a decade; some have even worked for SMD since its inception in 1988. This demonstrates the team’s continued commitment to providing the highest-quality, most efficient electronics manufacturing to their valued customers.
President & CEO
Ted Davis has spent his entire life in the manufacturing industry. After working as an engineer for a variety of big-name manufacturing corporations at the onset of his career, he founded Ted Davis Manufacturing in 1984. TDM manufactured voice coil motors and related magnetic assemblies for the disk drive market. He later sold Ted Davis Manufacturing to a division of Siemens Corporation in 1996.
In 1988, he founded Surface Mount Depot. This rework facility transformed into an actual manufacturer of circuit boards for a variety of industries including the energy market, HVAC, and industrial controls and automation customers in a variety of locations around the country.
Ted is also the owner of Ted Davis Enterprises, a custom metal fabrication shop and plating facility for many local manufacturers.
Ted has a passion for collecting and restoring rare automobiles and vintage race cars. He has a restoration shop located at his offices where he continues to build his collection. Ted has served on the Board of the St. Anthony Foundation and advises several other local groups.
Zack Keas started with SMD in 2002 as Sales Manager
Zack’s day-to-day responsibilities include finding new business, working with established clients, meeting with customers, highlighting SMD’s capabilities and providing prospective customers with quotes.
Zack is married with two children and in his free time is an avid runner that participates in marathons.
General Manager & Controller
Jason Hammonds has worked at SMD since 2004, initially as Controller and Accounting Manager. In July of 2018, Jason added the title of General Manager following the retirement of longtime General Manager, Gary Hamner. During his career, he has worked as Director of Finance for a national telecommunications construction company and as Manager of Accounting for a mining and minerals processing firm.
Jason wears many hats at SMD. His day-to-day responsibilities include: coordinating the entire SMD operation, directly overseeing the management team, sales team, and program managers, the quality management system, and connecting with customers. In his free time, Jason enjoys traveling, snow skiing, and beaches….
Scotty Blass has more than 26 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry.
Scotty has worked at SMD since 2005. Prior to SMD, Scotty started his career as a manufacturing engineer with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and has had the opportunity to work with other OEM’s and electronic contract manufacturers. Working with these companies has given Scotty the opportunity to learn other areas of the electronic manufacturing business. Scotty has been a Manufacturing Manager, Quality Manager, and Program Manager.
Scotty Blass serves as SMD’s Engineering Manager, but he also helps with the technical sales, purchasing and production direction. His favorite job duties are the hands-on and team-oriented responsibilities. Scotty enjoys working directly with the customers; whether it is an ongoing project or a new product transitioning into production.
Scotty is a single dad of a 20-year-old daughter. In his free time, he loves being outdoors and fishing.