Stark Industries is a company founded by Howard Stark during the early twentieth century, and a pioneer in different types of technology that constantly helped the US military with different and innovative weapons, as well as aiding in the creation of the Supersoldier Serum.

Tony Stark as portrayed in the first Iron Man movie

Years later, Stark, along with Anton Vanko, created the Arc Reactor, a source of free, pure and efficient energy that powered Stark Industries' main plant. After Howard's death in 1991, the company was inherited and controlled by his gifted son, Tony, with the help of Howard's right hand Obadiah Stane.