Rod Smith

Rod Smith
Executive Vice President
Barrington, Illinois

BS BA ’79, MA Speech & Drama

Smith joined Anixter in 2006 as the vice president of human resources, where he has been responsible for all aspects of the human resources organization. Prior to Anixter, he was the vice president of human resources at UOP, LLC, and he also held various human resources roles with Union Carbide and Exxon Corporation. Over his career, Smith has supported numerous charitable organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. During his time at Anixter, he has been instrumental in launching the company’s charitable organization, Anixter Cares. He holds a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri as well as a graduate degree from Purdue University.