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

GA – ISO 9001

FL – ISO 9001

GA – AS9100

GA – ISO 13485

FL – ISO 13485

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

D. Gregory (Greg) Chesnutt

President and CEO

Greg has served as President and CEO of Prime since June 2009. From January 2008 until his appointment as CEO, he was a Board member and advisor. In addition to his duties at Prime, Greg is an Operating Partner at Covey Equity, LLC, our Company’s largest shareholder.
Greg has over 25 years of experience as an advisor, investor, and operating executive in middle-market growth companies. From 2001 to 2008, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for 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, Greg 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, he worked in various line management positions with Acuity Brands Lighting (formerly Lithonia Lighting).
Greg holds a B.S. 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.

Joe Litavis

Chief Revenue Officer

Joe Litavis joined Prime in May of 2019 as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. He is 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. His experience includes working with both tier 1 and sub tier companies.
In 2012, Joe was appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PPI/TimeZero, a tier 3 EMS provider. There, 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.
From 2008 to 2012, Joe served as Vice President of Sales Operations at EPIC Technologies. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of senior sales and marketing management positions at Sanmina over a 21-year span.
Joe holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a marketing concentration, from Nichols College.

Eddie Fox

Vice President, Supply Chain

As Supply Chain Director at Prime, Eddie, has a deep understanding of the need to forge true partnerships with the supplier community and then maintain these relationships to serve the needs of all parties in
the supply chain. He has served in multiple capacities for Prime since 2007, including leading our Supply Chain team since August 2008. Collectively, Eddie has over 40 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing industry, serving both the OEM and Contract Manufacturing arenas.
From 1990 to 2005, Eddie served in several capacities for a startup EMS Provider, with the last 10 years as Director Procurement. During this period he directed the procurement team that significantly contributed to double digit growth in top line revenue and significant gross profit increase. From 1980 to 1990, he served in planning and operational support roles for Scientific Atlanta, a leading set-top cable box and satellite transmission equipment provider.
Eddie completed core business classes at Georgia Southern University as well as successfully completing many industry related training seminars.

Chris Sliger

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration, Chris leads the strategic and operational leadership of the finance and accounting activities. He is a key partner to operations, engineering and support teams in driving improved business performance. Chris has held the leadership position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance since October 2021. He joined Prime as part of the TeligentEMS acquisition in January 2020. Prior to that, Chris served as the Director of Finance at TeligentEMS, where he was responsible for financial reporting, analysis, and human resources.

Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated his expertise in financial management, including cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, Controller and Director-level functions. He has contributed to the success of various projects and played a key role in the growth of organizations. Chris began his professional journey in real estate mergers and acquisitions, where he specialized in finance and managed reserve accounts. He holds degrees in Economics and Accounting.

Lisa Stern

Vice President, Operations

Lisa Stern 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. She joined Prime in 1996 and has over 20 years’ experience in electronic manufacturing services and technology manufacturing. Lisa has served our company and our customers in various capacities, including administration, finance, human resources and most recently as Manager of Projects and Proposals.
Lisa 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.

Prisleyda Nunez

Director of Quality, Regulatory and Workforce Development

Prisleyda joined Prime in January of 2021 as the Director of Quality, Regulatory and Workforce Development responsible for leading the Quality Management Systems, Regulations, and applying best practices to developing performance-based workforce development strategies in today’s Manufacturing environments.

Prisleyda has over 20 years of experience in the high technology electronics industry in quality management systems, regulatory compliance, cross functional team leadership, and operational excellence that supports organizational growth. 

Prisleyda’s hands-on approach, depth of knowledge and understanding that all work is accomplished through people, processes and systems has allowed her to build a portfolio of qualifications earned during a career of progressive responsibilities and achievements.

She was appointed Director of Quality in 2016 at PPI Time Zero. There, she was instrumental in implementing and maintaining quality and compliance systems for the Aerospace, Military, Medical, Defense and Industrial industries as well as helping the team to win new business and assuring it was retained.

Prisleyda holds a B.S. of Industrial Engineer / Minor of Mechanical Engineer from State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica and earned an AS of Arts and Science from CUNY Hostos Community College.  Prisleyda is a Certified IPC Trainer in the IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC A-620 and IPC- 7711/7721, and is also active on several IPC committees.

Kimberly Anders

Director, Human Resources

Kimberly joined TeligentEMS in the Havana, Florida operation in 2018. She received her SHRM Senior
Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation in 2020 and is credited for the development of a shared
services Human Resources Department for Prime’s Suwanee and Havana operations.
Serving as the primary recruiter for new talent, Kimberly works closely with Technical/Vocational Colleges,
local Universities and Military/Veteran’s associations on programs which share awareness of available
technical career paths needed to support the electronics manufacturing industry. With a focus on sourcing
new talent and growing high potential employees to fill key roles, she has been instrumental in keeping
Prime well-positioned in today’s competitive employment environment.
Prior to joining Prime, Kimberly spent more than 20 years in Learning & Development, People & Culture
and Employee Engagement.