#128507 Overall Influence

Joseph Gerber

Founder of Gerber Scientific Inc.


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Heinz Joseph Gerber was an American inventor and businessman. An Austrian-born Jewish Holocaust survivor who immigrated in 1940, he pioneered computer-automated manufacturing systems for an array of industries. Described as the "Thomas Edison of manufacturing," he was one of the first to recognize and develop the productivity-enhancing potential for computer automation in skill-intensive industrial sectors.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private research university in Troy, New York, United States

University of California, Santa Barbara

Public university near Goleta, California, United States and part of the University of California system