An Intriguing Mix
The six inductees in our 2014 Manufacturing Hall of Fame class fall neatly into two categories: four CEOs, two inventors. And the products their companies create represent a broad swath of American manufacturing.
Carlos Cardoso | Chairman, President and CEO | Kennemetal Inc.
Cardoso's immigration to the United States as a teenager and his rise through the ranks of several manufacturing companies, culminating with his being named CEO of Kennemetal in 2006.
Carl Deckard | Inventor of Selective Laser Sintering, 3-D Printing
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Deckard turned a 100-watt laser, a Commodore 64 computer and a salt shaker full of dust into the world's first selective laser sintering machine.
Carlos Ghosn | President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co. | Chairman and CEO, Renault Group
Ghosn fixed Renault/Nissan, returning the troubled automaker to profitability and growth.
Andrew Liveris | President, Chairman and CEO | Dow Chemical Co.
Liveris believes manufacturing has far greater capacity to create jobs, value and growth than the service sector.
Nick Pinchuk | Chairman and CEO | Snap-on Inc.
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Pinchuk's conception of the manufacturing industry as not just a rewarding career path but an integral component to the success of America.
Steve Wozniak | Co-founder | Apple Computer
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Wozniak essentially created—on his own, from scratch—the archetype for all the personal computers to follow.