Cliff Adams - President

Expertise: Operations and Plant Management

  • BS Industrial Engineering - Texas A&M University
  • MBA Operations Management & Industrial Marketing - University of Houston
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Texas

Cliff has been involved in equipment specification and sales since founding Adams Engineers in 1991.  He actively manages the sales and engineering teams.  Cliff also is involved in key account management and supplier relations. 

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Jake Adams – Application and Systems Engineer

Expertise: Project Management, Field Sales, Engineering Management

  • BS Industrial and Systems Engineering - Texas A&M University
  • Certified Engineer in Training
  • Professional Engineer's License – Texas (currently pursuing)

Jake has been with Adams Engineers since 2011.  He is a certified project manager and Green Belt Six Sigma.   Jake's role is to engage manufacturers, assess processes, and define technical specifications for projects.

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Mike browning - Additive manufacturing, business development manager

Expertise: Additive Manufacturing, Business Development & Capital Equipment Sales

  • HP Certified - 3D Printing Systems
  • 21 Years' Experience - Industrial Manufacturing Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing Specialist

Mike joined the team in 2018 as an additive manufacturing specialist. He has over 20 years of experience in business to business manufacturing sales, consulting, and management. Mike worked for The ExOne Company the previous 5 years as Regional Sales Manager. His role included selling 3D Metal and Sand printers to Foundries and OEM Manufacturers in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Areospace, Automotive, and Pump & Valve industries.

Mike assists clients who are integrating 3D Printing technologies into their manufacturing process.

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Curtis Head - Project Engineer

Expertise: Project Management and CAD

  • AAS Engineering and Design
  • BS Mechanical Engineering - University of Texas (currently pursuing)

Curtis joined Adams Engineers in 2017 and is part of our engineering group.  He works with sales engineers, account managers, and field specialists to support projects technically.  Curtis also has an extensive background in CAD and drafting. 


Alexander Whatley - Business Development Manager

Expertise: New Account Management

  • BS Industrial Engineering - Lamar University
  • 20 years of customer-facing experience in sales

Alexander joined Adams Engineers in 2017.  He previously worked for Eastman Chemical for 12 years as a Plant Engineer, Sales Representative, and Territory Manager.  During this time, he sold engineering resins (PETG) and worked directly with processors and distributors in the field.   Alexander is the key contact for new customers who are building a relationship with our team. He helps processors outline their projects and gathers the needed resources to complete them.

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Don Gruber – Sales Engineer

Expertise: Injection Molding and Plant Systems

  • Expert in Injection molding equipment and troubleshooting
  • Extensive background in equipment specification and sales

Don joined Adams Engineers in 2007.  In his five decades of experience in the plastics industry he has been a part of many areas of the plastics industry including: OEM field service, sales/sales management, and manufacturing for injection molding and auxiliary equipment.  Don is an expert in injection molding with a focus on plant-wide systems.


Patti Pinkerton – Inside Sales Support

Expertise: Customer/Supplier Relations, Field Sales Support, Logistics

Patti has been with Adams Engineers since 2009.  Her role is inside sales support and coordinates with customer purchasing teams on sales.