Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. was founded in November 1983 by Bill Ryan.
TThe company's business plan called for creating a niche sales approach in the aircraft aerospace and defense related markets with the centerpiece being the Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center. The Challenger explosion in January, 1986 drastically impacted this plan and Ryan was forced to redefine goals and expectations of the company by exploring new markets.
By 1989, Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. had established markets in high performance pressure sensitive tapes and silicone elastomers for printed circuit bare board fabrication, PCB assembly, defense related applications in airframe and avionics, electrical/electronics, and general industrial applications. Also significant, was the return to flight of the space shuttle that same year.
In August 1993, Ryan was joined by Gary A. Couture as Vice President. Ryan and Couture shared a common background of 20 years experience each with CHR Industries (now known as Saint Gobain Performance Plastics). CHR was a manufacturer of pressure sensitive tapes and silicone rubber sponge, sheet and coated fabrics. Both Ryan and Couture were regional sales manager for CHR, in addition, Couture was CHR's marketing manager.
Frank C. Reilly was brought on board as Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. Sales Manager in September 1996. Frank Reilly brought 35 years of experience as National Sales Manager for CHR Industries.
WWith the work of all three, Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. has developed a network of distributors and manufacturer's representatives to amplify and expand sales and marketing efforts. In the manufacturing facility, converting and fabricating equipment was added to meet growth demands in a dynamic marketplace. Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. became an ISO9001 registered facility with the capacity to supply larger markets in both domestic and foreign sales.
In 2009, with the untimely death of Bill Ryan, Gary Couture became the sole owner of Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. committed to continue the work and goals already set for the future of the company. Advanced Technology Supply, Inc. has exhibited solid growth and developed an excellent reputation for technical expertise, competitive pricing and quick delivery while continuing its standard of high quality.
Needing to expand, Annmarie Couture and James Craft were added to the company's staff. With considerable knowledge of office procedures and cost analysis, Annmarie added a new dimension to organizing the business. Jim Craft brought the multitask ability to perform production, shipping and receiving tasks coupled with business operations utilizing his experience in customer service and credit card software design and operations.