Our history

1990   Kiefner and Associates was founded by John F. Kiefner upon his retirement of a 23 year career with Battelle. John                 saw the rising need for engineering and technical services on the part of pipeline operators and realized that a                       small, flexible consulting firm could help to fill that need.

2000  Kiefner opens laboratory in Worthington, Ohio in order to better serve clients by providing pipeline material testing                   and application-specific testing of pipeline components.

2011  Kiefner becomes part of Applus RTD, fueling growth of the business while maintaining focus on delivery of the                         highest possible standard of service in every discipline.

            Applus RTD has developed an unrivaled bank of knowledge of the processes involved across the energy and power             industries, and we deliver our services around the world through a team of more than 4,500 highly experienced and             capable employees.

2012  Kiefner opens its first satellite office in Ames, Iowa.

2014  John Kiefner awarded ASME Lifetime Achievement Award.

           Kiefner, in partnership with Applus RTD, have launched a new service line to address the needs of the Power            Industry.