“What started as a crazy idea 40 years ago has taken us places we never imagined. After working at the Air Forces Rome Air Development Center researching failure mechanics in microelectronics for nine years and then four years at Harris Semiconductor, I felt I had learned a lot about the field of military electronics reliability. I saw a need to make high-end testing services commercially available to help technology industries develop and monitor the production of high-reliability products. I wrote up a plan and went to the bank. I still remember what they first said when I shared my idea. ‘You want how much to do what?’ The rest is history.”
-Tom Rossiter, CEO and Founder
Much like today, our focus early on was performing and continually improving our methods and technology for internal gas analysis testing of all types and sizes of hermetic components, from very tiny cavities to barrels.
In 1983, Finnigan Corporation unveiled a new technology called the Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (or Tandem Mass Spectrometer) that revolutionized the industry with its ability to identify trace chemicals in complex mixtures. ORS was the first independent laboratory to offer these services. By 1985, we had a well-established reputation as a high quality mass spectrometry laboratory, with clients in the chemical, electronics and pharmaceutical industries.