Otto Haas
Along with chemist Otto Rohm, Haas founded one of the world’s largest specialty chemical producers. Under his leadership, Rohm and Haas discovered two major products that have had a significant impact on business and society – Plexiglas and chemical paint binders (used in modern latex paints). His strong fiscal management skills and deep concern for employees enabled Rohm and Haas to weather the Depression without reducing its workforce.