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Prism Electronics has a history of providing high-value, comprehensive services to its customers and vendors.

May 3, 2022

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Prism Electronics continues to prioritize integrity and service. The Morgan Hill, California-based company, which provides component distribution and asset recovery services to clients in Silicon Valley and beyond, seeks to exceed its customers’ and vendors’ expectations in everything that it does.

Under the leadership of industry pioneers John Mauro, who serves as CEO, and Sofia Fedotova, VP of component distribution, Prism has built its many long-lasting client relationships on integrity and trust, emphasizing honesty, accuracy and quality in everything it does from data security to environmental liability and certifications.

The company’s two locations in California offer more than 135,000 square feet of combined space, says Cris Lejano, head of global business development for Prism. In 2021, the company processed roughly 5 million pounds of material, he adds, and is on pace to increase that by at least 20 percent this year. “We’re looking to keep that 15 percent to 20 percent growth rate annually.”

Prism’s Asset Recovery Division operates out of its primary warehouse/lab facility. The ISO 14001-2015, ISO 45001:2018 and R2 certified site houses two pneumatic demanufacturing production lines, a state-of-the-art Tech Lab for testing and data destruction and more than 50,000 square feet of finished goods warehousing. By year-end, the site also will be ISO 9001 certified.

Prism’s non-R2 facility on Lightpost Way in Morgan Hill serves as its headquarters and component distribution facility. More than 1 million line items are in stock and ready to ship at the facility, which is shielded to protect against electrostatic discharges (ESD).

Silicon Valley is known for innovating technology, and protecting the confidentiality of that innovation is critical. Any proprietary client technology or engineering products picked up or received are handled under strict protocols that can be enhanced or modified to suit client requirements. Facilities are monitored 24/7/365 with an extensive array of facial-recognition cameras and sensors capable of tracking all people and material moving throughout the site.

As important as innovation is for its clients, Prism also understands that innovation will be key to meeting the growing needs of its clients and partners as the company moves into the age of Industry 4.0. Under the direction of its new Chief Technology Officer Steve Morgan, who has a 30-year career in Silicon Valley, Prism is investing in the development and deployment of advanced robotics, AI and machine vision technology to further safeguard, streamline and optimize operations, Lejano says.

While its clients undoubtedly appreciate the security Prism offers, “What truly sets us apart is our ability to extract maximum value from materials,” Lejano says. He says Prism’s decades of experience and granular understanding of the industry help it identify more ways to achieve objectives. With multiple certified downstream channels serving to counter costly processing and logistics challenges, Prism optimizes the material path, saving time and minimizing expense whenever possible. “We pass these savings on to our clients, vendors and partners—win-win.”

Prism’s secret to success is not just its commitment to security, value and integrity but also its employees, Lejano says. “We want to do what is right and fair. That would be evident to anyone who comes to one of our facilities.”

David Lemberger, who heads up the company’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) efforts, says protecting workers is foremost at Prism, which is why the company is investing in what he describes as a “contaminants containment room” with a state-of-the-art particulate capture system for handling shredding dust. This investment will protect employees and contain materials for additional processing.

“It’s all about helping clients get back to doing what they do best by handling the heavy lifting of material pickup and processing. By doing it securely and with integrity, we can consistently create positive outcomes for our customers, employees and the environment,” Lejano says.