R&D Specialties was founded in 1983 by Roy Howell, who owned and operated numerous businesses in the Permian Basin related to both the oil and gas and water treatment industries. Roy operated the business with the assistance of his wife until 2010 when they sold to their children. Roy stayed on in a consulting position until his passing in 2016. The legacy continues under the direction of Brad Howell, President and Todd Mahan, Operations Manager. R&D Specialties began with Roy’s vision combined with the design and engineering capabilities of Tim Proctor, who has been with the company for over 30 years. The growth and success of R&D Specialties is greatly attributed to the many loyal and dedicated employees we have been fortunate to partner with, some who have been with the company for more than 20 years. The result is the strong customer base we have accumulated. With over 100 years combined experience in our field, we continue to provide excellent manufacturing and service of controls in oil & gas, water treatment, medical devices, corrosion and traffic controls.