Gary Smith has been in global marketing and sales in the tech industry for over 35 years. Before moving to Idaho in 2006, Gary worked in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry for 35 years with Reeves Instruments,Raytheon Marine, Hughes Aircraft, GM Hughes, and Delta Design.
As a Vice President of sales and marketing, Gary was responsible for opening new markets in Asia, Europe and across the US. He has worked with start-up companies as well as Fortune 500 companies. In that capacity he built and directed sales and marketing organizations, managed customer service staff and coordinated domestic and international trade shows. He also taught technical seminars and industry workshops to introduce new products and services to an expanding global customer base.
Gary holds a Private Pilot, Multi-engine, Commercial, and Instrument Rated FAA License. He served on the Star City Council from 2010 to 2013 and is involved in local and state economic development projects working with the Idaho Department of Commerce and other state agencies. In 2015, he earned his UAS Visual Observer certification. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1970 – 1976.