From The Floor: Wisdom Learned Running An Electronics Manufacturing Shop

Amtech Electronics Manufacturing is an electronics manufacturing shop that’s been providing innovative solutions to a wide range of customers for more than thirty years.

At the helm of Amtech is Jay Patel, a veteran of the electronics manufacturing industry who continues to apply his knowledge and expertise to build Amtech into a successful and respected organization committed to growth and excellence. He demonstrates that commitment through a company-wide mindset of learning, iteration and calibration.

Lesson Learned: Strategic Planning

Every business has its ups and downs, and Amtech is no different. In order to stay ahead of the curve, Patel and his team have developed a comprehensive strategy for anticipating and addressing upcoming challenges.

One of the most important aspects of this strategy is proactive decision-making. At Amtech we make a point of staying on top of industry trends, actively researching new technologies and tools that could help us create even better solutions, strategies and approaches for our customers. This proactive approach has allowed Amtech to stay ahead of the competition and remain competitive in the ever-changing electronics manufacturing industry.

Another key element of Amtech’s strategy is working closely with clients to find solutions that meet their needs. We take the time to understand our clients’ individual requirements, then work with them to develop custom solutions that meet their unique needs. This close collaboration has enabled Amtech to develop long-term relationships with many of our customers, creating a loyal and growing base of return customers.

Lesson Learned: Overcoming Obstacles

Running a business is never easy, and over the course of more than thirty years, Amtech has had to overcome its fair share of obstacles. We’ve managed to persevere, thanks in part to our willingness to adapt to sudden changes.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, for instance, Amtech had to quickly adjust our operations to meet new safety regulations. Rather than shutting down, Amtech was able to quickly pivot operations, allowing us to continue to serve our customers with minimal disruption.

This willingness to adapt has also enabled Amtech to save time and resources. By leveraging the latest technologies and tools, we continue to streamline our operations, reducing turnaround time and helping us operate more efficiently.

At the end of the day, Patel believes that the key to success in business is making smart decisions. By staying informed and up-to-date, Amtech is able to make decisions that are in the best interests of the company and our customers. This has allowed us to stay ahead of the competition and remain a leader in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Lesson Learned: Reflections

One of the most important insights any leader can develop is what Patel considers the importance of embracing change. The electronics manufacturing industry is ever-evolving, and at Amtech we believe that businesses must be willing to adapt to stay competitive.

Another key insight is the importance of working collaboratively. By taking the time to understand our customers’ needs and working with them to create custom solutions, Amtech has been able to build long-term relationships with many of our clients. This collaboration extends internally; we strive to connect our core values to the work we do and the relationships we cultivate each day. We discuss, understand and solve problems together, and create and iterate on how to improve, collectively.

Finally, a key to success in business is making smart decisions. For us this means avoiding reactive decisions when they can be responsive decisions. Smart decisions are made with patience, not panic. And when we’re in the middle of problem-solving the unexpected, which is inevitable, we’re mindful to come back to the circumstance when the dust has cleared so we can, whenever possible, systematize a proactive process or response so the next time we’re faced with something similar, the way forward to obvious and seamless.


Amtech Electronics Manufacturing, like any business, have certainly faced our fair share of challenges. But thanks to our strategic planning, willingness to adapt to sudden changes, and smart decision-making, we remain at the forefront of our industry and our commitment to customer excellence. The takeaway for other businesses leaders and organizations is: create a culture of learning, where teams are constantly trying to improve processes and systems, as well as approaches, collaboration and communication, so each “obstacle” faced is just another opportunity to improve.

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