Mr. Smith graduated from Georgetown University in 1989 with a degree in Languages and Political Science and received his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2000. He interned for agricultural raw material processing firms in Argentina and Brazil. In 1989, Mr. Smith worked with Harrison Trading Co. Inc. in supply/sales of nutraceutical raw materials.
He joined HPT in 1992 and was appointed Vice President in 1995. He shares operational duties at HPT with Mr. Amici, including purchasing, sales, finance and managerial functions.
Mr. Smith actively serves the Tea Association of the USA on the Board of Directors.