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Harold Boeschenstein

Owens-Corning Fiberglass Company

1938 - 1963

Fabricated Goods

Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1896
UndergraduateUniversity of Illinois
Born-Died1896 - 1972
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1930

Recognizing the commercial and scientific opportunities for fiberglass in the mid-1930’s, Boeschenstein convinced Owens-Illinois to create a new company. With the launch of Owens-Corning Fiberglass, Boeschenstein built a new industry from scratch – tirelessly promoting the potential uses and applications for fiberglass for over 25 years. He is recognized as one of the early pioneers of the “Plastics Age” in the United States.