In 1957, Robert (Bob) Anderson opened one of the first metallurgical consulting and testing laboratories as Robert Clark Anderson, Consulting Metallurgical Engineer. In the early 1960's, the company was reorganized as Anderson & Associates, Inc. After a very successful career as a Metallurgist and technical author, Bob gradually retired from 1981 to 1983. Sons Steve and Randy joined the company very early on and worked through the various technician positions. Randy functions currently as VP of Testing. Steve took over as President in the mid-1980s and later hired Edgar Zapata as a professional engineer and eventually named as President, while Steve returned to being a Failure Analyst. Steve retired in 2017, but maintains a position on the Board of Directors and consults on business aspects of the company.
Founder Bob Anderson passed away in 2018 at the age of 91. The company and Family were happy to see a number of professional associates at his memorial service, a real testimony to his esteem in the metallurgical community.
Houston-headquartered Anderson & Associates, Inc. is a multi-faceted engineering company serving clients worldwide.
Our investigations have helped thousands of clients in diverse industries identify the root causes of materials failures, enabling them to correct or recover from their losses.
Our metallurgical laboratory is one of the most comprehensive in the United States, catering to both routine and advanced material and product testing.