ANCHOR TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP
Service, Stewardship, and Obligation
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, and splitting off from Anchor Industrial in 2018 to support the post construction inspection and warranty efforts of our sister companies Trident Structures and Anchor Industrial, Anchor Technical Services has had one overriding goal: to honor God above all in regard to how we treat our people, our customers, and even our competition.
The reputation and continued success of the Anchor Technical depends upon the care and promptness with which our business is conducted. The leadership of Anchor Technical have high expectations for our employees and our subcontractors, as our employees and subcontractor should for their management team. Only then will Anchor will continue to fulfill it's mission.
J. Clay Trantham
Founder / Chief Executive
Driven by a desire to build a family of companies that honored God, Clay Trantham has always surrounded himself with people who are hungry, humble, and smart. After the crucible of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and service to his country as a decorated Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, Clay began a successful career in structural steel construction and equipment manufacturing starting with Prospect Steel of Little Rock as Executive Vice President, then President positions at the Steel Division of 413 Holdings of Fort Worth, and later Hirschfeld Industries of Irving and San Angelo, Texas.
That decade of success afforded opportunity to found Junction Industries and it's first subsidiary: Trident Structures with his wife and high school sweetheart.
In addition to their five children, Clay has an extended family that includes all the employees at Junction Industries and its subsidiary companies. Above all, he acknowledges his responsibility of stewardship is to lead and grow a business that is morally-upright, technically-proficient, and financially-profitable.
Daniel L. Trantham
Dan joined Junction Industries in the summer of 2014 as an executive consultant, then moving into roles as the VP of Finance and later as the Chief Growth Officer. In 2019, Dan was appointed President of both Anchor Industrial and Anchor Technical Services.
Prior to Anchor, Dan served as Vice President of the holding company EagleOne Diversified where he launched and led EagleOne Oilfield, Falcon Flowback Services, and several other oilfield service companies. Additionally, his entrepreneurial experience includes both of his former companies: Trantham Excavating and DanTrantham Consulting. His consulting work was recognized as being an authority in rapid growth and business infrastructure for vocational service companies.
He, his wife, and his daughters lead On Board Ministry, a 501(c)3 organization training pastors and planting churches in the coastal counties of Kenya.
Dan is a veteran of the United States Navy Nuclear Power program. He also earned his BS in Business Information Systems and an MBA in International Business, both from John Brown University.
John joined Anchor Technical 2023 as a Regional Operations Manager based in Florida, coming from the world’s largest health care organization where he spent more than ten years in Project Management.
Beginning his career training at the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School, followed six years as an electrician in the service. Upon completion of naval service, he launched his technical career in industrial automation and controls as an applications engineer. He specialized in automated motion control across a wide array of material handling, production, and process industries. Throughout the course of his career, he developed and improved processes leading to several corporate patents in sensing and high-speed machine-vision applications. His broad experience coalesced into moving into management roles in production, maintenance, and process improvement for several global corporations where several of his programs were adopted as corporate best practices and implemented nationwide.
A veteran of the United States Army (31L), Eric spent 20 years working in the power/material handling field as a mechanic/operator/supervisor building his skills to become a well-rounded plant operator. And during this time, he worked his way to becoming the plant manager of one of the largest coal-fueled power plants in the US. Leaving the owner side of the industry, he spent the following 4 years as a contractor doing various jobs in the industry such as Project Management, Estimation, Area Manager, and Vice President. After leaving private consulting, Eric started a new division of IA Mechanical of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2019. Eric ran that organization through 3 years of tough economic conditions, during which time he worked alongside the Anchor companies on a couple high-profile projects.
He joined Anchor Technical in late 2022 as Vice President - Technical Services. In mid 2023 he was re-tasked as Anchor Group's Vice President - Business Development. In this role, Eric has global responsibility for sales, customer establishment, customer status compliance, contract management, and estimating for the Anchor Technical brand.