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Rene C. McPherson

Dana Corporation

1972 - 1980

Automotive & Aerospace

Military ServiceAir Force
1970 b. 1924
UndergraduateCase Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology)
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Born-Died1924 - 1996
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
Era - 1970

McNealy has created one of the most powerful and influential computer manufacturers in the world. His laser focus on the networked computer model has enabled his firm to supply the backbone computing power for thousands of businesses. His networked computer model and development of the Java programming language also enabled the company to prosper exponentially through the advent of the internet and its intense requirement for large-scale, real-time data processing.