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The Founder's Touch: The Life of Paul Galvin of Motorola

Petrakis, Harry Mark

Published by McGraw-Hill, 1965
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Sleuth Books, FABA (Palm Coast, FL, U.S.A.)

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Robert William "Bob" Galvin Book is a first edition / limited edition, warmly inscribed by Bob Galvin in 1970, to Chuck Crider, during the Arcade Plant Service Club award banquet. There is also a notation by Crider above the inscription, which appears on the verso of the front endpaper. Light dampstaing to the front and rear cover. The dust jacket has a corresponding damp stain to the front panel, which is only visible from the reverse of the dust jacket. All in all, a decent copy of a scarce inscribed book. Bob Galvin (October 9, 1922 October 11, 2011) was a US executive. He was the son of the founder of Motorola, Paul Galvin, and served as the CEO of Motorola from 1959 to 1986. Born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Galvin went to work for Motorola in 1940. In 1956 he was named president of the company. Two years later he succeeded his father as chief executive officer. During the 1980s, Galvin was assisted by Dorian Shainin in his effort to improve quality at Motorola. In 1986, Bob Galvin gave up the title of CEO while remaining chairman of the board. Under his leadership, Motorola sales had grown from $216.6 million in 1958 to $6.7 billion in 1987 and cash flow per share had grown from 89 cents to $6.10. Bob Galvin also was instrumental, along with Motorola engineer Bill Smith, in implementing the Six Sigma quality system at Motorola. Bookseller Inventory # 412066

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Title: The Founder's Touch: The Life of Paul Galvin...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Limited Edition

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