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Joseph S. Wright

Zenith Radio Corporation

1959 - 1976

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Military ServiceNavy
1950 b. 1911
UndergraduateGeorge Washington University
Born-Died1911 - 2002
BirthplaceOregon (OR)
Era - 1950

Wright led Zenith Radio Corporation during its heyday as the leading manufacturer of color televisions in the United States. Under Wright’s direction, Zenith pioneered the wireless remote controller and introduced advances in color television, phonographs, and hearing aid devices. His leadership was characterized by dramatic growth – sales grew from $249 million to $950 million and earnings more than doubled from $16 million to $39 million.