Henry Ford (30th 7th 1863 - 7. 4. 1947) - American businessman in the automotive industry. Founder of Ford Motor Company and one of the world's most influential businessmen.
Henry Ford grew up on a farm in Dearbonu in the US state of Michigan, where he was born. Originally, he was to become a farmer, but he drew interest mainly to technology, so more time spent experiments in his workshop. He was especially interested steam mechanisms and myself even one such machine assembled. In Detroit, a locksmith and then joined Westinghouse as a repairman steam engines, which was a profession, thanks to which was employed in the farm parents, helping out where to ride. Meanwhile more and experimented with mechanical drives, just a couple exchanged for gasoline.
In 1891 he joined the TA Edison, where in two years rose to the position of chief engineer.
In Europe, meanwhile, started the era of motorized vehicles as little delay has arrived on the North American continent. It had already made Ford the construction of his first term petrol engine and 4 June 1896 surprised the residents of Detroit's first car of its own production. Three years later he left Edison to with other partners founded the firm Detroit Automobile Company: it did not last long and ended without a single vehicle produced.
Henry Ford will not give up and in 1903 he founded the Ford Motor Company. The automaker initially focused on wealthier clientele. Although the production of expensive cars brought in by the company, Ford was not quite satisfied. At his suggestion factory began producing cheap, but quality cars that became available to the masses.
The huge popularity among Americans reached a particular model T, which was produced between 1908 and 1927. In order to be able to meet demand, had to introduce a number of new elements of production management. On the production efficiency have considerable influence introduction of flow production. Henry Ford is regarded as the man who motorized the America.