Restek is a leading developer and manufacturer of chromatography columns and accessories. We provide analysts around the world with the innovative tools they need to monitor the quality of air, water, soil, foods, pharmaceuticals, chemical, and petroleum products.
Our reputation for Plus 1 customer service and quality, innovative products is world-renowned. Plus 1 customer service means every Restek employee will work hard to exceed your expectations in helpfulness and courtesy.
Restek is an independent company in which all employees share ownership through our employee stock ownership plan. Every employee deeply cares about your satisfaction and appreciates your loyalty every time you choose a Restek product. Since 1985, we have consistently improved our quality and our customer service, and we have developed innovative products that make your job easier. Thank you for playing a key role in Turning our Visions into Reality.
We encourage you to share your Plus 1 stories about how a Restek employee exceeded your expectations, so we can personally say thank you. Alternatively, if you have an unresolved problem, or have concerns that we can expedite, contact the Leadership Team and let us work hard to Turn your Visions into Reality.
Restek opened for business in 1985, in a single room in a converted elementary school, but its founder and only staff, Paul Silvis, had a vision for the future: to create an environment in which people would look forward to coming to work as much as to going home. Today, more than 250 owner-employees work, play, and celebrate milestones in a state-of-the-art 128,000-square-foot facility in Penn Eagle Industrial Park, in our research facility in California, and in our subsidiary locations in England, France, Germany, Ireland, and Japan.
Along the way, we’ve accumulated many national, state, and local awards, including the State College Business and Professional Women’s Employer of the Year, the Outstanding Technology Company award from the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, and the ESOP Company of the Year award from the PA/DE Chapter of The ESOP Association. We’ve also been recognized as one of the Wall Street Journal’s 15 Top Small Workplaces and ranked three times as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
We understand that acclaim is transient, and that our continued success depends on every owner-employee. We encourage these inventive individuals to envision, create, and improve the products that represent them. Our family-friendly work environment provides an array of professional and personal development opportunities and amenities.
And, today, our people and products are positioning Restek for even better service to our customers and community. Our sales and growth records continue to draw worldwide recognition, and we continue to turn visions into reality.
Restek was founded on the vision of a place where people look forward to coming to work as much as they look forward to going home—a vision of a company whose successes make it a model for others to emulate. Over the years, we've used different words to express what we believe, but the core emphasis on developing our people and building strong teams has never wavered.
The Restek Vision
To be THE Company Chromatographers Trust
Keys to Success
Plus 1 in everything we do
Plus 1 service means we strive to exceed your expectations, every time you contact us.
Innovate all aspects of our business
Innovative products and processes have been, and always will be, hallmarks of Restek Corporation.
(do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it)
When we make a commitment to deliver a product, technical support, or other needs, and you are depending on us, we will make every effort to meet that commitment in a timely manner.
- Plus 1 in everything we do
- Mutual Trust and Respect (MTR)
- In The Light (ITL)
- Constructive Disagreement
- Fast Failure (learn quickly from mistakes)
- Celebrate Success
- Pride in our work
We work toward making our Core Values and Expectations of Owners guidelines by which we live our personal lives as well as our business lives. 'In The Light' means literally every business decision made at Restek, excepting only salary information, is open to review by any Restek employee.
Because Restek is 100% employee owned, living these values and expectations is mutually beneficial to our customers, our company, and every employee.
To cultivate a value system that will make our children's children proud by creating a safe innovative work environment that challenges employees, promotes trust, ensures product integrity, facilitates openness, and provides for long-term stability through employee ownership.
Restek strives to provide the highest quality, most innovative products throughout the world and shall be surpassed by no one in providing Plus 1 service to customers.
Because quality starts at home, considerable resources are dedicated to developing all employees to ensure that they can reach their greatest potential and continue their commitment toward making Restek a company of owners, and a great place to work.