About Buck Scientific

From 1960 to 1970, Robert Anderson worked for a large CT based instrument manufacturer as a service engineer repairing instruments. Robert befriended a few colleagues who worked in the sales department. They all assured him that he would be a great salesman, and that all he had to do was apply for the open position in the Boston office. So with a little nervous apprehension, Robert asked his supervisor if he could apply for a sales position. He was promptly told that he could never be a sales person without a college degree. This brush against the glass ceiling in 1970 resulted in Buck Scientific being created later that year in Robert's basement to offer third party Analytical instrumentation support for considerably less than the instrument manufacturers. Robert and his first hire Ed Nadeau drove more than 300,000 miles a year servicing instruments across the country for the entire decade of the seventies.

 

By 1980 Buck had broken the $1,000,000 per year milestone, and the focus turned to selling new instruments along with re-manufactured instruments. Then Robert faced a major dilemma, he had an order for 12 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers, but the manufacturer discontinued the product. Robert then hired an engineer and started designing instruments to fill the order. Since then our company has designed instruments with a focus on the cost conscious segment of the analytical instrument market.

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