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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Matthew Williams - Application Engineer

Expertise: Polymer Materials and Injection Molding

  • BS Polymer Science - University of Southern Mississippi
  • Large tonnage injection molding machine specialist

Matthew joined the team in 2015 as an automotive injection molding account manager.  He has experience with quality engineering and plastics processing including certifications in Kaizen, 5S methods, and ISO 9001 auditing.  Matthew is a technical resource for processors and works with them to optimize equipment for their materials and 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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Steve White – Sales Engineer

Expertise: Material Handling, Process Cooling, Screw/Barrel Assessment

  • 30 Years Experience in Plastics
  • Extensive in-plant experience

Steve has been with Adams Engineers since 1991 and has over 30 years of experience in plastic processing.  He is a field-based expert in material handling and process cooling systems.  Steve is also our primary resource for assessing screw and barrel conditions. 


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.


Dave Salls – Sales Engineer

Expertise: Account Management

  • BS Industrial Engineering - Texas Tech University
  • 30 Years in Plastic Processing

Dave joined the Adams team in 1992.  Prior that he worked for an OEM in injection molding and extrusion.   Dave is a customer relationship builder. He works to ensure that customer's projects are getting the resources they need.


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.