About the Book
Though Heinz Ketchup is one of the most recognized corporate symbols in the world, few people know anything at all about H. J. Heinz. Industrial giants Rockefeller, Carnegie, Westinghouse, and Mellon became household names, and Heinz slipped into obscurity. Yet during a time of great transfers of wealth brought about in part by these famous robber barons, Heinz was well known for his humane treatment of his employees, customers, and suppliers. At the same time Heinz built a commercial empire by his use of industrialized food processing before Henry Ford. This book includes 45 photographs many of which are being published for the first time.
About the Author(s)
Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., an international expert in management, manufacturing and globalization, is the author of numerous books on American industrial history, capitalism and notable business leaders. He lives in Maumee, Ohio.
Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
1. Bright Skies, Dark Days 9
2. Beginnings 24
3. Starting Life 46
4. A Momentous Year 66
5. Years of Growth 81
6. Europe and Expansion 96
7. Pittsburgh Industrialist 110
8. The Fair, More Expansion, New Products 121
9. H. J. Heinz’s Golden Years 140
10. The Panic of 1907 168
11. Industrial and Christian Sage 189
12. Final Years 200
13. A Marketing Genius 206
14. A Pioneer in Process Management and Continuous Production 219
15. A New Type of Capitalism 233
16. Heinz the Man 252
17. Legacy 263
Chapter Notes 269
Book Reviews & Awards
“Over forty black-and-white photographs, some never before published, illustrate this thoughtful and detailed portrait of a remarkable business founder whose remarkable life has all but vanished from public awareness”—Midwest Book Review; “deserves recognition…supplemented with many rare photos and other illustrations”—C&RL News.