Over 30 Years of Custom Electronic Manufacturing Expertise
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Meet The Leadership Team
JAY PATEL – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jay Patel is the CEO of Amtech, and serves as the company’s visionary in all areas from sales to marketing to customer service and production. He worked inside the company throughout high school and college, learning the electronics manufacturing business from the ground up from his father. His understanding of the business helps our customers find the easiest and most cost effective ways to ensure quality products are shipped.
Jay graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Wayne State University, and immediately put those talents to use at Amtech. He developed Amtech’s proprietary ERP system (AmtechOS) from scratch, helping create a path of innovation that the company follows to this day. He’s always focused on taking Amtech to the next level to help the company’s customers and partners, including championing Amtech’s efforts getting ISO 9001 Certification in 2000 while still in college. He currently sits on the IPC’s EMS Management Council Steering Committee where he helps guide the efforts of the association to support businesses like Amtech’s.
Being the scion of a family-owned business, the importance of both family & education remain core pillars in Jay’s life. In fact, it’s so important to him and his family that he and his wife Rucha launched their own school based on the Acton model which is designed for education in the modern world. The two have been married since 2003, and their children Shriya and Yagna have inherited the pair’s curiosity.
DEV PATEL – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Dev Patel is the COO of Amtech, leading the internal structure of the business managing finance, operations and human resources. He literally grew up at Amtech, learning the ins-and-outs of the family-owned business alongside his brother from an early age. Dev has worked in almost every role at the company and is knowledgeable in every process of the company first hand.
After graduating from Wayne State university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems in 1995, he joined the Amtech team full-time. He’s seen all of the challenges of running a manufacturing company, and strives to apply the latest in business management techniques to running the company. It’s his job to make sure everything runs on-time and as-promised, with little to no interruption regardless of what the world throws his way. This skill set helped the company successfully navigate any and all challenges that come its way – from economic volatility in the marketplace to the COVID-19 pandemic with related supply chain issues. Dev has a firm grasp on what it takes to run a business, applying what he learned in school and in life to keeping Amtech moving forward.
Dev has been married to his wife Dr. Dimpi Patel since 2013 and has one energetic child named Ved. He lives not far from the office in the Metro Detroit Area.
JEFF GOLDSCHER – CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
With nearly 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Jeff Goldscher brings his unique combination of business and marketing acumen to help create leads and drive sales for Amtech. In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, he leads strategic marketing planning, brand development, lead generation efforts and guides the leadership team on overall growth.
Relying on a wide range of marketing disciplines, including branding, direct marketing, social & digital media and experiential tactics, Jeff is able to help build measurable campaigns that are designed to drive results. Through applying the lessons he has learned over a wide range of product categories over his career at outside marketing agencies and inside corporate boardrooms, he is able to provide real marketing solutions and apply them strategically.
A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Jeff spent the first ten years of his career at large international agencies including Doner, Grey Direct and DDB. He founded Havit Advertising in 2003, a direct and retail marketing agency with clients that included Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Choice Hotels and Pulte Homes. In 2009, he left Havit to help launch Aquarius Sports and Entertainment, a full-service sports and event marketing agency, with clients such as AAA, Target, the NFL and M&T Bank. Both agencies were twice named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in the US during his time at the helm and still service clients to this day.
Active in the community, Jeff served several years on the Board of Directors of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, including a term as the Board Chairperson. In 2007, he was named one of Smart CEO’s Future 50 and a Maryland finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s been married to his wife Kristin for more than 20 years, and has two children in college. He still lives not far from where he grew up in Columbia, MD.
RANDY TALCOTT – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Randy Talcott is a seasoned finance executive with over 35 years of experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, travel and leisure, and home security. He has served as chief financial officer of several small and medium size public and private companies where he has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in both public and private financings, executed several mergers and acquisitions, implemented ERP systems for companies in manufacturing and other industries, and has led the legal, human resources, and information technology functions in several organizations.
Most recently, Randy served as CEO of a company that owned dental laboratories until executing a sale of the business. He has successfully assisted small and large private equity firms in turning around distressed situations (both financial and operational). He enjoys working with small businesses and their managers to help create strategies, streamline operations, and optimize profitability and cash flows.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in Taxation from Depaul University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He has served on several nonprofit boards both as Treasurer and Chair. He enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and finding new local restaurants.
Mark Wolfe – Executive Advisor
Mark Wolfe is an electronics manufacturing industry strategic consultant for Amtech, leveraging 40 years of experience in electronic components, design, and manufacturing.
During his career, Mark has been responsible for a breadth of functional areas – having held executive positions in sales & marketing, engineering, operations, quality, advanced technology, and supply chain, all within the electronics industry. His experience includes positions across the entire supply chain – from semiconductor manufacturing to component distribution to electronics manufacturing to end OEM customers. Prior to starting his consulting focus in 2021, Mark most recently led the global supply chain and strategic partnering organization at John Deere Electronic Solutions.
Mark has been very active with IPC and the electronics industry over the past 30 years and is currently the Executive EMS Advisor to IPC senior staff. He was on the IPC Board of Directors for two full terms and led the Electronics Manufacturing Services Leadership Council for over a decade. He is also an IPC President’s Award recipient in recognition of his significant contributions of time and talent to the association and the electronics interconnect industry.
With his breadth of strategic and tactical expertise that spans supply chain, sales, marketing, design, quality, operations, advanced technologies and organizational development, Mark assists Amtech from the C-suite down to the practitioner level with the goal of “teaching by doing” at all levels.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Mark and his wife of 40 years, Nancy, live in Fargo, ND. They have four grown children and five grandchildren.
Stu Wolff – EOS Implementer
Stu Wolff is a seasoned entrepreneur turned Certified EOS Implementer/Business Coach. He brings his experience to Amtech, helping guide the company’s strategic growth strategy by working closely with the leadership team by implementing EOS.
During his career Stu grew his single market sales & marketing agency with 42 employees managing $140M in sales to 165 employees managing over $1 Billion in sales before selling it in 2013. He completed eleven strategic acquisitions during a five-year period to create one regional agency covering a ten state Midwest Region.
Stu is an Honorary Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), College of Business, School of Hospitality Management and was recognized in 2015 as MSU Alumni of the Year. He and his wife established the Stuart G. & Elizabeth S. Wolff Endowment for Hospitality Business Students at MSU. From 2012-2014 Stu was also the Chairman of the Board of the Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association, a national association to support over 100 sales & marketing agency members.
Stu & his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth, live in Birmingham, MI. They have two grown children: Aaron in Ann Arbor, MI and Josh in Chicago, IL.