Winner of the National Medal of Technology and member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his contributions to improving long distance transportation refrigeration for perishable goods.
He worked as a car mechanic when he was only fourteen years-old and taught himself electronics, which led to him creating a transmitter for a new radio station.
He had approximately 21 patents for his contributions to x-ray machines, sound equipment with motion pictures, and gasoline engines.
He was born in Cincinnati and later raised in Kentucky when he was orphaned at the age of nine.
He was an inventor like Slavoljub Eduard Penkala.