Alert Tech SMT Appoints Electronics Manufacturing Veteran as CFO

don adam brings over 30 years of experience to drive relocation growth for a full-service electronics contractor

HOUSTON, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alert Tech SMT welcomes don adam as the new Chief Financial Officer. The full-service Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider, based in Houston, TXspecializes in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) for printed circuit board assembly.

As the newest addition to the Alert Tech SMT leadership team, Adam brings to this position over 30 years of international finance and management experience. Throughout his career, he has worked as a senior executive for KPMG International, a global network of professional auditing and tax advisory services; controller for American Homestar Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of mobile homes; chief financial officer of Specialty Components, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty pipe fittings and flanges; and most recently CFO of Benchmark Electronics, one of the world’s leading EMS companies. Today, he brings a wealth of expertise – from capital allocation to financial planning and analysis – to help Alert Tech SMT provide a streamlined domestic alternative to overseas electronics manufacturing.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Don join the team,” said Brian Laney, vice president of sales and products. “His expertise and leadership will help us support our customers who are ready to relocate their production with a real partner that puts them first.”

The addition to the management team couldn’t come at a better time. As growing supply chain and quality production issues plague both emerging and established companies, many companies are turning to contract manufacturers who understand the challenges of both relocation – moving production from overseas to the United States – and establish a relationship where they are more than just a number.

Alert Tech SMT understands the challenges firsthand. The company moved its own PCBA in-house and relocated its manufacturing process – now it provides the personal, customer-focused service it was looking for when it made the move. “We offer something different in terms of personalized attention and service,” Laney said. “Our customers know they are our priority, and we regularly shock people with the value we bring.”

This commitment to a customer-centric approach combined with high-quality processes is, in part, what attracted Adam to this role. “Customer service is the driving force behind the work of Alert Tech SMT,” he said. “But that’s not all. This is a hugely talented team, backed by strong fundamentals, world-class systems and equipment.”

With Adam joining the ranks, Alert Tech SMT continues to grow an impressive roster of experienced contract manufacturing and EMS professionals. As CFO, he will work closely with in-house engineers, technology industry experts and qualified manufacturers.

Looking ahead, Adam has a vision for growth that puts the customer first. “I am confident that as we grow, we will continue to be a trusted and truly valuable partner to our customers,” he said.

Alert Tech SMT is located at Houston, TX, minutes from NASA Johnson Space Center and close to Texas Medical Center. To learn more about Alert Tech SMT’s experience in manufacturing domestic electronic products, customer service focused approach and commitment to quality, visit


Alert Tech is a one stop shop for Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) electronics manufacturing at Houston, TX. As a full-service Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with a team of in-house engineers, they specialize in prototyping, low to mid-volume production, sourcing, and relocation. For more information, visit


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