Victor Emanuel
AVCO
1939–1960
AVCO
1939–1960
During World War II, Emanuel produced all types of military aircraft, including giant bombers, aircraft carriers, and cruisers. After the war, Emanuel led the conversion of AVCO from a producer of aircraft and heavy goods to a manufacturer of consumer goods. Emanuel acquired a number of companies including the Crosley Corporation for $20 million in 1945 and Bendix Home Appliances in 1950. These purchases helped to transform AVCO into one of the early conglomerates by the early 1950s.

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