|Current leader||Pepper Potts|
|Headquarters||Stark Industries headquarters|
|Locations||Los Angeles, California|
Stark Industries is a multinational industrial and technology company. The largest technology company in the world, Stark was founded by Howard Stark in 1939. Following Stark's death in 1991, Obadiah Stane served as the company's interim CEO. Stark's son, Tony Stark, took over the company a few months later.
With Stark at the helm, Stark Industries became the chief weapons contractor for the United States government. The company's weapons division, its largest, was shut down in 2010 following Stark's kidnapping by the Ten Rings. Stark relinquished control of the company to Pepper Potts in the months that followed. The headquarters for Stark Industries are located in Los Angeles, California, at the Stark Industries headquarters.
History[edit | edit source]
Stark Industries was founded by Howard Stark approximately in 1939, as a weapons company. The company was primarily a contractor for the United States military, and helped create the machinery used in Project Rebirth. Under Stark's leadership, the company became a successful weapons contractor.
As far back as 1943 and up until 1973, the company has held an annual expo, known as the Stark Expo, where it presents future concepts and designs; Stark Expo 1943 famously featured a flying car on exhibit.
Following Stark's assassination in 1991, Tony Stark, Stark's son, was set to be the next CEO of Stark Industries. Obadiah Stane served as the interim CEO of Stark Industries in the months that followed.
Tony Stark's leadership[edit | edit source]
Under Tony Stark's leadership, Stark Industries experienced immense success and growth. Stark became the youngest CEO to inherit a Fortune 500 company.
Stark Industries was involved in various wars and conflicts due to their dealings with the United States government until 2010. In 1999, a bomb manufactured by Stark Industries hit a building in Sokovia. Some years later, Thaddeus Ross would request a Stark Sonic Cannon in order to hunt down Bruce Banner.
In 2009, while presenting the Jericho missile to the United States Army, Stark was ambushed and kidnapped by the Ten Rings on orders by Stane. Stark's kidnapping resulted in Stark seeing his weapons used by terrorists. Stark, upon returning home to the United States, immediately and abruptly shut down production of Stark Industries weapons indefinitely. The press conference resulted in worldwide press attention and Stark Industries' stock immediately fell.
Pepper Potts' leadership[edit | edit source]
Following Stark's revelation that the palladium powering his Arc Reactor was slowly poisoning him, Stark appointed Pepper Potts, his assistant, to be the CEO of Stark Industries.
In the years that followed, Stark Industries would focus on renewable energy. In 2016, Stark gave a presentation on the September Foundation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and presented a demo of B.A.R.F..
In 2024, Quentin Beck, an engineer who works on B.A.R.F. sought vengeance on the world for Stark's disrespect for his project. Beck used various Stark Industries weapons to enact a staged plan to create a fictional superhero known as "Mysterio". Following the Battle of London and fabricated evidence of Spider-Man using Stark Industries weapons to cause the Battle of London, the United States Department of Damage Control raided the Stark Industries headquarters, but came up empty.
Assets[edit | edit source]
Known employees[edit | edit source]
Current[edit | edit source]
Knowm employees of Stark Industries include:
- Pepper Potts, CEO
- Happy Hogan, head of security
- James Rhodes, military liaison
- Bambi Arbogast, secretary to the CEO
- Samantha Carlisle, senior paralegal
- Trixie, a flight attendant
Former[edit | edit source]
Former employees include:
- Howard Stark, founder and former CEO
- Tony Stark, former CEO, the son of Howard Stark, and the real identity of Iron Man
- Obadiah Stane, former CEO and rival of Tony Stark
- Maria Hill, human resources
- Anton Vanko, a scientist who worked with Howard Stark on the Arc Reactor
- Jason Wilkes, a scientist who formerly was employed at Isodyne Energy
- Sharon Davis, an architect who developed the first Arc Reactor prototype
- William Ginter Riva, a scientist who worked on creating another Arc Reactor
- Quentin Beck, an engineer who was later fired and became Mysterio
- Victoria Snow, unknown
- Janice Lincoln, an engineer who would later work with Beck
- Gutes Guterman, unknown
- Natasha Romanoff (posing as Natalie Rushman), secretary