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Harvey H. Lamm

Subaru of America

1971 - 1990

Automotive & Aerospace

1970 b. 1936
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1970

Lamm created the only publicly traded car importer in the United States through the founding of Subaru of America. He introduced the United States to “four wheel drive” and “all wheel drive” with the import of the Subaru wagon in 1975, a move that would spawn a new revolution in car design. During his tenure, Subaru was rated as one of the best financially managed automobile companies in the United States, regularly achieving 55%+ return on equity ratios.