James L. Kraft
Kraft created a multi-million dollar processed food supply company. He was instrumental in perfecting the method of preserving cheese, so that it could be stored for a longer period of time in any climate. Consumption of cheese in America per capita increased by 50% between 1918 and 1945, due in large part to Kraft’s efforts. In 1928, his company employed 10,000 people and sold a million pounds of cheese a day. Today, the firm ranks first in the United States in cheese and dairy products and second in salad dressings.