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David Packard

Hewlett-Packard Company

1939 - 1968

Computers & Electronics

1930 b. 1912
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateStanford University
Personal
Born-Died1912 - 1996
BirthplaceColorado (CO)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1930

Packard and his partner Bill Hewlett created the first real Silicon Valley technology company in H-P, a diversified electronics maker. Together the two men built a strong company that survived World War II and enjoyed continued success after government contracts ended. Equally significant was the creation of the ""H-P Way,"" a unique kind of moral code that fostered company longevity and entrepreneurial spirit, while creating a sense of camaraderie among employees.