History

Prime Technological Services was founded in 1989 with a core team of industry veterans and a clear vision for quality from the inside out. Our strategy for helping our customers succeed has worked. We are now in our third location and have doubled our size with each move. In 2007, a private investment firm that specializes in mid-size manufacturers purchased Prime and began investing in newer technologies to leverage the growth strategy. Since, Prime has deployed its own financial capital on even more advanced manufacturing technologies, key personnel, processes such as lean manufacturing, and quality systems to help strengthen our position as a leader in high-mix, high-complexity, and quick-turn precision manufacturing. Prime is now poised for even greater growth and success in the EMS world.

For many years, our belief has been that the only source of enduring success for our business is winning and keeping happy customers. While many companies claim to be customer centric, at Prime we work hard to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for our customer’s success and how their success translates into benefit for our team members and owners. We communicate our commitment to these ideas through our Core Purpose, Core Values, and our Brand Promise.

Core Purpose

Helping customers reach their strategic goals by accelerating and sustaining their technological leadership, thus helping them achieve growth and financial success.

At Prime, we know that our purpose extends far beyond manufacturing and shipping products on our customer’s behalf.  Our customers view us as an extension of the value chain that serves their ultimate customer or end-user.  Therefore, the truest measure of our success is the enduring success of our customers.  We take this service commitment seriously.  It is a part of our culture and is how we measure our progress as a business.

Core Values

We are passionate about serving the customer

We are committed to integrity and transparency in all that we do

Entrepreneurial flexibility is at the core of who we are and what we do

We expect and reward individual initiative

Our Brand Promise

Responsiveness and speed in managing your electronics manufacturing and supply chain complexity

Certifications

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 13485:2016

AS9100 Rev D

ITAR Registered

RoHS Compliance

IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

IPC –A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

IPC Certified Electronics Program Managers (CEPM)

IDEA-STD-1010 Acceptability of Electronic Components trained inspectors

LEAN methodologies, Six Sigma Green Belts

 

Codes

CageCode: 48QT6

NAICS Code: 334418

SIC Code: 3571, 3679

DUNS: 620494682

JCP DD 2345 Certificate #0059346

Prime Technological Services, LLC (“Prime”) requires that all its directors, officers, and employees abide by the fundamental principles of ethical behavior listed here in performing their duties.

  1. Obeying the law – We respect and obey the laws, rules, and regulations applying to our businesses around the world.
  2. Integrity of recording and reporting our financial results – We properly maintain accurate and complete financial and other business records and communicate full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable financial results and other material information. We have developed a system of internal controls designed to preserve the integrity of our records and information.
  3. Respecting human rights – We respect human rights and require our suppliers to do the same.
  4. Delivering quality – We are committed to producing quality products and providing quality services, and will design, develop, and utilize systems, procedures, and practices to ensure delivery of quality products and services to our customers.
  5. Competing ethically – We gain competitive advantage through superior performance. We do not engage in unethical or illegal trade practices.
  6. Respecting diversity and fair employment practices – We are committed to respecting a culturally diverse workforce through practices that provide equal access and fair treatment to all employees on the basis of merit. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
  7. Avoiding conflicts of interest – We avoid relationships or conduct that might compromise judgment or create actual or apparent conflicts between our personal interests and our loyalty to Prime. We do not use our position with Prime to obtain improper benefits for others or ourselves. We do not engage in activities or enter into relationships that compete with Prime.

Statement of Policy on Conflict Minerals

Prime Technological Services, LLC (“Prime) fully supports the initiative and goals of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 (“Section 1502”) to discourage the use of conflict minerals.  Prime utilizes industry resources and guidelines provided by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (“EICC”) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (“GeSI”) in avoiding the use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries. Prime expects its suppliers (distributors and manufacturers) to take reasonable steps to assure that the products supplied by them that contain gold; tantalum, tungsten, and tin are conflict free. If Prime becomes aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes conflict minerals from conflict mines, Prime will take appropriate action including review of the commercial relationship. Prime is committed to the efforts of the EICC, GeSI, and other industry organizations to further benefit and promote the intended purpose of Section 1502. We have reviewed statements of policy of all significant distributors and manufacturers of components that may contain gold, tantalum, tungsten, or tin to determine if they are pursuing appropriate diligence measures to ensure any of these materials in their supply chain are conflict free.

Community Involvement

Their mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures.

Prime Technological Services participated in a teddy bear donation program to help local fire station 21.  Prime employees donated new teddy bears for local fire, police and emergency vehicles to be given to children who have experienced a catastrophe and are in the grip of trauma, in hopes of preventing or reducing, any lasting emotional damage to those children.  This program is one small way Prime is working to give back to our local community in Gwinnett County.

We are a proud supporter of Home of Hope, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

Educational Involvement

Prime Technological Services hosted Spelman Women In Engineering.

They enjoyed a tour of the manufacturing facility. Below is the letter of thanks sent to the staff:

“On behalf of the students and staff of the Spelman Women In Engineering Summer Bridge Program, I extend to you a sincere offer of gratitude for your time during the plant tour today. I am pleased that we had the good fortune of having hosts as passionate and willing as you were about sharing part of your day. Congratulate yourselves and take pride in knowing that, no matter how small, you have to one extent or another helped shape the future technical talent of our nation.

Recognition

Prime Technological Services named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

2013 Pinnacle
Small Business Award Winner

Leadership Team

Greg has served as Chairman, President and CEO of Prime since June 2009.  From January 2008 until his appointment as CEO, he served as a Board member and advisor to the Company.  In addition to his duties at Prime, Mr. Chesnutt serves as a Principal at Jordan Blanchard Capital, our Company’s largest shareholder.  Greg has over 25 years’ experience as an advisor, investor, and operating executive in middle-market growth companies.  From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Chesnutt served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Betco Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals and equipment.  During his tenure, Betco achieved significant growth through both organic expansion and acquisition.  From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Chesnutt served as a portfolio company President for Brynwood Partners, a private-equity firm focused on investments in middle-market consumer goods and manufacturing businesses.  From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Chesnutt served in various line management positions with Acuity Brands Lighting (formerly Lithonia Lighting).  Mr. Chesnutt holds a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.  He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the YPO Electronics Industry Network, and the Atlanta CEO Council.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Joe Litavis  joined Prime in May of 2019 as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer responsible for leading sales and marketing activities in support of Prime’s new growth initiatives.

Joe has over 30 years of experience in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry providing vertically integrated services to diverse clients and industries, including Military & Defense, Medical, and Industrial markets. His experience includes both organic growth initiatives and integrating acquisitions as an important component of  growth plans. Joe has held key positions in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Sales Operations, and Program Management and his experience includes working with tier 1 and sub tier companies.

Most recently, he was appointed EVP of Sales and Marketing in 2012 at PPI/TimeZero, a tier 3 EMS provider, where he was instrumental in developing and executing a growth strategy that resulted in more than doubling its sales and profitability over a 7-year period.  

Prior to PPI/TimeZero, Joe was VP of Sales Operations at EPIC Technologies since 2008 and prior to that held a variety of senior sales and marketing management positions at Sanmina over a 21-year span. 

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a marketing concentration from Nichols College.

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Since joining Prime in 2007, Jerry has led our Sales, Business Development and Customer Service teams.  

Prior to joining Prime, he had a long and very successful career in the electronics industry and served in a number of district and regional management positions with industry leading electronic semiconductor manufacturers and world class distributors.  

Jerry has spent his entire career in technology and technology-driven businesses.  

He brings deep knowledge and a significant understanding of OEM’s needs and maintains strong relationships with design engineers and supply chain partners.  

The breadth and depth of these relationships serves our customers’ interests as a value-added EMS partner.

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Bryan joined Prime in 2016 and leads our Finance, HR, and IT teams.

Prior to joining Prime, Bryan spent over 25 years in various financial roles with Scientific Atlanta and Cisco Systems.

Bryan has experience in financial strategy and advisory roles across various industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, and E-commerce .

Director of Business Development

David is the newest member of the Prime Team. He brings a wealth of business development, electronics manufacturing, and electrical engineering experience to Prime. David’s focus will be identifying and targeting strategic relationships that help expand Prime’s growth and market penetration of Tier 1 to Tier 3 OEMs.

Prior to joining Prime, David held several business development, sales, engineering, and operational management positions with several similar size EMS companies as well as Tier One OEMs.

David brings an understanding within this industry that is relationship based, and that responsiveness and service are critical attributes to serving customers. David also has the engineering and operations background to understand the dynamics involved in delivering a quality electronics assembly.

Director, Supply Chain

Eddie has served in multiple capacities for Prime since 2007 and has led our Supply Chain team since August 2008.  Mr. Fox has over 32 years’ experience in the electronic manufacturing industry, serving both the OEM and Contract Manufacturing arenas.  From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Fox served in planning and operational support roles for Scientific Atlanta, a leading set-top cable box and satellite transmission equipment provider.  From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Fox served in several capacities for a startup EMS Provider, with the last 10 years as Director Procurement.  During this period Mr. Fox directed the procurement team that significantly contributed to double digit growth in top line revenue and significant gross profit increase.  He has a deep understanding of the need to forge true partnerships with the supplier community and that maintaining these relationships serves the needs of all parties in the supply chain.   Mr. Fox completed core business classes at Georgia Southern College as well as successfully completing many industry related training seminars.

Director of Operations

Lisa has served as director of Operations since March of 2014, and is responsible for the strategic and tactical direction of Prime’s production, engineering, test and warehousing functions. Ms. Nickerson joined Prime in 1996 and has over 20 years’ experience in electronic manufacturing services and technology manufacturing. She has served our company and our customers in various capacities in administration, finance, human resources and most recently as Manager of Projects & Proposals. She is active with the Technology Association of Georgia and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In December of 2008, Lisa received her Certified Executive Project Management certification (CEPM) and has been instrumental in driving best practices and LEAN processes throughout the organization.