Galvin, Robert W.
|Birthname||Robert W. Galvin|
|born on||9 October 1922 at 11:49 (= 11:49 AM )|
|Place||Marshfield, Wisconsin, 44n40, 90w10|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°39' 26°27 Asc. 20°32'|
American business executive credited with turning Motorola, Inc. from a family business to a world-wide competitive electronics company. He joined the family business as a stock clerk in 1940. His upward climb to the CEO's position in the late 1950s was interrupted only by his military service during WWII.
Galvin was an only child; his father and uncle owned a manufacturing company in Chicago. His mother was tragically killed in the family home by burglars in 1942. In 1944, the family took the company public as a remedy against an inheritance tax burden, with Galvin being named a director in 1945. In 1947 the company changed its name to Motorola, Inc. Galvin became President in 1956; after his dad died three years later, Galvin became added CEO to his title. He ran the company until 1990 when he stepped down from the CEO's position; he remained on the board of directors.
He married in 1942 and had four children. One of his sons succeeded him in heading Motorola.
He died on October 11, 2011 in Chicago.
- Work : New Job 1940 (In the family business)
- Family trauma 1942 (Mother killed at home by burglars)
- Relationship : Marriage 1944 (Mary Barnes)
- Work : Gain social status 1956 (President of Motorola)
- Work : Retired 1990 (From Motorola's CEO position)
Steinbrecher Collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mother killed)
- Family : Childhood : Only child
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (Business executive)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (During WWII)