Carl E. Wickman
In 1926, with a colleague named Orville Caesar, he formed the holding company that would eventually become Greyhound. Wickman, seeing that an increased bus transportation system was beneficial to both bus companies and the seemingly competitive railroad firms, formed a 50-50 partnership with rail companies that allowed Greyhound’s holdings to expand rapidly and cheaply. This extensive system later enabled Wickman’s corporation to become one of the leading bus transport services in the United States.