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Horace C. Wright

Sunbeam Corporation

1935 - 1961

Fabricated Goods

1930 b. 1881
Born-Died1881 - 1961
BirthplaceTennessee (TN)
Era - 1930

Wright spent 44 years with the company and led it through its transition from the small Chicago Flexible Shaft Company to its present incarnation as Sunbeam Corporation. Under his leadership, Sunbeam dramatically expanded its home appliance market through both internal development and strategic acquisitions including the Oster Manufacturing Company. While he served as CEO, Sunbeam introduced many of its well-known products including electric shavers, blenders, knife sharpeners, and electric heaters.