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The first comprehensive biography of the visionary and craftsman who defined the modern glass industry. With nine companies and 49 patents bearing his name, Michael J. Owens is a paradoxically inconspicuous influence on daily life. His invention of the Owens Bottle Machine revolutionized the container industry, making mass-marketed food and beverages both sanitary and consistently proportioned. A big-picture, true-to-life Horatio Alger character, his automated inventions were vital to electric lighting, food and beverage packaging, advanced optics, and automotive safety. The reduction of child labor was a direct and significant outcome of his inventions. Born in 1859 to an Irish West Virginian mining family, Owens, himself a child laborer, ultimately became known as the father of project management. Quentin Skrabecï¿½s engaging account is the first biography on this unpretentious, resourceful, colorful, and dynamic industrialist and inventor.
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Michael J. Owens' innovations in mass-produced glass paved the way for modern conveniences in use today. His invention, the Owens Bottle Machine, transformed the American diet by standardizing and sanitizing food and beverage containers. His automated inventions were vital to electric lighting, advanced optics, and automotive safety, as well as the reduction of child labor.
In this first biography of the unassuming visionary, artist, and craftsman, a historical account of glass making sets the stage for Owens, born in 1859 to an Irish West Virginian mining family. With nine companies and forty-nine patents bearing his name, Michael Owens ultimately became known as the father of project management. This is an engaging account of this unpretentious, resourceful, and dynamic industrialist and inventor, who began as a glass blower.
Quentin R. Skrabec's long list of academic degrees includes a Ph.D. in manufacturing management from the University of Toledo, an M.S. in metallurgical and industrial engineering from Ohio State University, an M.S./B.S. in management, operations, systems, and organizational leadership as well as an M.B.A. in business administration, organizational leadership, and behavior from Robert Morris University, and a B.S. in materials engineering from the University of Michigan. He has written over fifty articles and five books on history, industrial history, and business. Dr. Skrabec is a professor at the University of Findlay and is a sought-after speaker for management conferences, having appeared at over thirty national gatherings.
Title: Michael Owens And the Glass Industry
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
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