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Ray W. Herrick

Tecumseh Products

1930 - 1972

Fabricated Goods

1930 b. 1890
Born-Died1890 - 1973
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
Era - 1930

Herrick left Ford Motor Company in 1930 to start a small automobile parts manufacturing operation. Four years later, fearing a dependency on the volatile auto industry, he turned his attention to the new field of refrigeration. Over the ensuing decades, Herrick built the world’s largest manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. In the process, he achieved almost two decades of excellent financial performance.