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Alex Manoogian

Masco Corporation

1929 - 1985

Fabricated Goods

1920 b. 1901
Born-Died1901 - 1996
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1920

Arriving in the United States with $50 in his pockets, Manoogian went on to found a Fortune 500 company and revolutionize the home furnishing industry. Though Masco had its roots in automobile parts production, Manoogian’s fortune was made with the introduction of the single-lever Delta faucet in 1952. This invention became the foundation for a billion-dollar enterprise and was instrumental in transforming the burgeoning home and building products supply industry.