Alfred P. Sloan

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Birthday
23, 1875
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Feb 17, 1966 (90)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1875
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Feb 17, 1966 (90)

About

Longtime executive of General Motors. He recorded his lessons in management in My Years With General Motors, his bestselling memoir.

Before Fame

He finished his engineering studies at MIT, then joined GM, a small ball-bearing producer. He rose to become its president at the age of 24 and led it to $60 million in profit four years later.

Trivia

He reorganized GM into separate, independent divisions subject only to corporate policy restrictions, devising an archetype for many corporations after him.

Family Life

He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a coffee and tea importer.

Associated With

He and John DeLorean, the famed carmaker, were both presidents of GM.