industrialist

Definitions of industrialist
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n someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise

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Andrew Carnegie
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
Peter Cooper
United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)
Gottlieb Daimler
German engineer and automobile manufacturer who produced the first high-speed internal combustion engine (1834-1900)
John Deere
United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886)
George Eastman
United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
Henry Ford
United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
Edsel Bryant Ford
son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
Henry Ford II
grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
Henry Clay Frick
United States industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry (1849-1919)
King Camp Gilette
United States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)
Meyer Guggenheim
United States industrialist (born in Switzerland) who with his sons established vast mining and metal processing companies (1828-1905)
Henry John Heinz
United States industrialist who manufactured and sold processed foods (1844-1919)
William Henry Hoover
United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
Howard Robard Hughes
United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
Friedrich Krupp
German industrialist who manufactured steel in Essen (1787-1826)
Edwin Herbert Land
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
First Viscount Nuffield
British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
Wilhelm von Opel
German industrialist who was the first in Germany to use an assembly line in manufacturing automobiles (1871-1948)
Elisha Graves Otis
United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Robert Owen
Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
Sir Frederick Handley Page
English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
John Davison Rockefeller
United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky
United States industrialist (born in Russia) who designed the first four-engine airplane and the first mass-produced helicopter (1889-1972)
Ernest Solvay
Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
Type of:
businessman, man of affairs
a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

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