John Hui to be Appointed President and CEO of SMART Technologies Inc.

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – January 4, 2017 SMART Technologies Inc. a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announced that John Hui will become President and CEO of SMART Technologies. John Hui, currently Chairman of the Board for SMART Technologies Inc., will take on the additional role of President and CEO of SMART. John brings over 30 years of experience in business leadership, transformation, strategy and technology. He studied at the University of Buffalo and received an MBA from McMaster University in Canada. In addition to his work with Foxconn Technology Group, John has previously been involved with multiple companies in the technology space, including Everex, eMachines, Gateway, Packard Bell and InFocus.

John said, “I am excited and honored at the opportunity to lead SMART, one of the world leaders in education and enterprise technologies. SMART’s leading position coupled with Foxconn’s formidable resources provides an exciting combination for our customers and partners alike. I look forward to realizing our vision.”

Neil Gaydon made the personal decision to resign as President and CEO after four years with the company to return to his home in England to be back with family and friends. He has agreed to continue as a SMART Board Director and adviser. John Hui said, “We would like to thank Neil for his commitment in reinventing and positioning SMART for the future and leading the company sale to Foxconn. We look forward to continuing to work with Neil as a SMART Board Director and adviser.”

About SMART Technologies Inc.

SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and businesses around the globe. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact:

Kara Pinato

Spark PR for SMART Technologies


Jeff Lowe

VP of Marketing

SMART Technologies Inc.

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Posted: January 4, 2017
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