Our Team

ARL’s expert team provides clients with the exact services they need regarding product reliability testing, consulting and on-site staffing. Our team can also help evaluate your qualification and reliability test plan to make sure the tests you’re running are the best for your unique product and its uses.

From HALT and HASS to QualificationEnvironmentalMechanicalAdditive Manufacturing and Custom testing, ARL can deliver whatever reliability test services you require. Our goal, whether your test standards are global, client-required or self-defined, is to be your trusted partner in ensuring that your product will perform reliably throughout its targeted life.

Contact our staff today and let us determine the most appropriate testing profile for your product.

Larry Legler, CRE

ARL Staff Larry Legler

Chief Technology Officer

With over 30 years of industry experience, Larry has worked with some of the top product developers in the country. A graduate from the highly competitive University of Texas at Austin, Larry has established himself as an expert in the industry both on a national and global level. While working in commercial electronics and defense contractor industries, Larry gained technical skills in mechanical life testing, specification definition, root cause analysis and accelerated life testing. Larry is also in the process of completing his Certified Quality Engineer certificate.

Tom Sneath

Tom Square

Reliability Lab Manager

Tom Sneath is currently the Reliability Lab Manager at Austin Reliability Labs. He is IPC 620 Certified and has expertise in vibe testing, fluids testing, engine testing, and integrative stage testing.

From the start of his career as a mechanic in the late 90’s, Tom has had an interest in finding clever answers to unique challenges. Since then, Tom has gone on to work in aviation, aerospace, and defense industries operating and maintaining technical equipment to pioneer and develop invaluable solutions.

What excites Tom most is the fact that you cannot model to eliminate the random nature of reality. No matter how well you analyze, when the rubber meets the road, there are always surprises, especially in stress testing.

Tom joined the Austin Reliability Lab Team in March of 2020. He’s immersed in the wide range of environmental tests that ARL provides. He’s looking forward to expanding ARL’s footprint in cryogenics, pressure, and flow test systems which will propel ARL into the realm of preparing products for outerspace.

But while we’re on land, if you ever get stuck on a desert island, Tom is the person you want to be stuck with you. If he could take only one thing with him, it would be a propane torch. “You can light a fire, cut things, temper things… Fire solves all.” Whatever the (reliability) test, Tom is up for the challenge. That’s why Austin Reliability Labs is so honored to have Tom as a member or the team.

Andrew Cooper

Founder and CEO, TyRex Group

Andrew has spent his entire professional career in the technology industry. Before founding TyRex Manufacturing Group in 1995 and becoming the President / CEO of TyRex, Andrew gained a wealth of knowledge in the fields of Aerospace, Computer electronics, and Voice / Data Infrastructure. Additionally, Andrew has extensive experience with international travel, global logistics, and cross-cultural relationships. He and his wife Robbi reside in Austin with their two children.