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Paul Galvin (businessman)

Paul Galvin (businessman)

American businessman
Paul Galvin (businessman)
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Intro American businessman
Was Businessperson Entrepreneur
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 27 June 1895
Death 5 November 1959 (aged 64 years)
Star sign Cancer
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Paul Galvin (businessman)
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Paul Vincent Galvin (June 27, 1895 – November 5, 1959) was one of the two founders of telecommunications company Motorola. Founded as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation on September 25, 1928, Motorola is now a leader in communications equipment. Galvin invented the mass production car radio, which provided the cornerstone of Motorola's early business. The company name "Motorola" was introduced in 1930.


Galvin was born in Harvard, Illinois. He served as an artillery officer during World War I. Later, Galvin attended Illinois Institute of Technology. During college, Galvin was an active member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He lived briefly in Marshfield, Wisconsin. In 1942 his wife Lillian was murdered in their home in Evanston, Illinois, a murder which was never solved.

Six sigma was developed at Motorola under the leadership of his son, Bob Galvin.

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