SMTC Facility Awarded for Environmental Awareness


J. Randall Waterfield, Chairman of the Waterfield Group, is a chartered financial analyst who has been featured on Fox Business News. In 2012 he was appointed to the board of directors for SMTC Corp., a public company incorporated in Delaware. The appointment was featured on several news outlets, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, and Alex Walker, the co-CEO of SMTC, remarked that the company was excited to welcome J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield and his experience to the board.

A global mid-size provider of electronics manufacturing services, SMTC has more than 1,800 employees. Services offered by the company include printed circuit board assembly production, systems integration and testing services, enclosure fabrication, product design, and supply chain management.

Recently SMTC’s Chihuahua, Mexico facility was awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 environmental certification following several days of rigorous audits. To earn this distinction, companies must limit harmful environmental impact while still enhancing and improving performance. The ISO provides both a standard and a framework organizations can follow to obtain the certification. Environmental areas SMTC focuses on include pollution control, adherence to environmental legislation, and minimizing energy use. For more information on SMTC, visit


An Overview of the CFA Institute, by J. Randall Waterfield

The Chairman of Waterfield Group, J. Randall Waterfield earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute, a nonprofit, worldwide association of investment professionals that was first formed in 1947. At its inception, the association was known as the Financial Analysts Federation (FAF), and it functioned as a service organization. In 1959, FAF created a separate and independent organization known as the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA), which was charged with the task of managing a credentialing program for CFAs.

Some years later, FAF and ICFA combined and became the Association for Investment Management and Research. Since 2004, it has been known as the CFA Institute. Today, the CFA Institute aspires to guide the investment profession on a global scale and abide by high standards of education, excellence, and ethics. In order to achieve this, the institute operates in partnership with a network of volunteers and staff dedicated to realizing its goals.

About the Author:

J. Randall Waterfield applies his expertise as a Chartered Financial Analyst to serve as Chairman of Waterfield Group. The Managing Director of Waterfield Asset Management, he is on the Board of Directors of Cappello Waterfield & Co. Moreover, he is a member of Mensa and an alumnus of Harvard University.