AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capitol Scientific is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The company has grown from a two-man operation to a rapidly expanding B2B supplier of laboratory equipment and supplies, chemicals, safety equipment and cleanroom products. This growth was noted by Inc Magazine, which included Capitol Scientific in its Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in both 2011 and 2012.
“Fifty years ago, he started it all with a vision that we here at Capitol Scientific remain committed to. It’s an honor to continue and build on the legacy he started: Bringing quality products and exceptional service to our customers.”
Lee Williams co-founded Capitol Scientific in 1963 as Chem Products, Inc., a manufacturer of a pharmaceutical used in the manufacturing of the original anti-histamines. The company rapidly evolved with the awarding of distributorships from J.T. Baker, Eppendorf®, Corning®, Nalgene®, Whatman®, Wheaton, Barnstead, Thermolyne and more. The Capitol Scientific name was adopted in 1972 to better represent the company’s scope of business.
In the 1990's, Capitol Scientific experienced aggressive growth with strategic sales and executive hires, expansion into the semiconductor and biotech markets as well as the acquisition of multiple laboratory equipment and specialty chemical distributorships. Lee Williams’ grandson, Felix Ware, joined the company in 1993 and assumed the leadership role in the company's growth, strategy and expansion. In 2000, Mr. Ware purchased the company from his late grandfather.
As President and CEO, Mr. Ware has maintained a culture of innovation and growth while delivering the highest quality service and products to our customers. “My grandfather would be very proud of how far our company has come,” Mr. Ware says. “Fifty years ago, he started it all with a vision that we here at Capitol Scientific remain committed to. It’s an honor to continue and build on the legacy he started: Bringing quality products and exceptional service to our customers.”
Family-owned since its inception, Capitol Scientific remains a market leader and rapidly growing privately-held entity.
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Since its inception in 1963, Capitol Scientific has built a formidable enterprise by leveraging a vast portfolio of name brand products concentrated in high-purity & reagent chemicals, lab equipment, safety and critical environment supplies. The company remains a primary supplier to the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Semiconductor, Aerospace, Environmental, Manufacturing, Clinical and Photolithography industries. With its strong global e-Commerce presence, Capitol Scientific serves both national and international customers of all sizes while also partnering with universities, research institutions and a host of government entities.