Rohm and Haas: A Century Through Innovation Regina Lee Blaszczyk

ISBN: 9780812241891

Published: June 17th 2009

Hardcover

223 pages


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Rohm and Haas: A Century Through Innovation  by  Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Rohm and Haas: A Century Through Innovation by Regina Lee Blaszczyk
June 17th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 223 pages | ISBN: 9780812241891 | 9.19 Mb

In 1909, German entrepreneur Otto Haas came to Philadelphia to sell Oropon, an invention of his friend and business partner, Dr. Otto Rohm, for use in transforming goatskins into kid leather. A century later, Rohm and Haas is a global leader inMoreIn 1909, German entrepreneur Otto Haas came to Philadelphia to sell Oropon, an invention of his friend and business partner, Dr.

Otto Rohm, for use in transforming goatskins into kid leather. A century later, Rohm and Haas is a global leader in providing advanced chemicals that enhance the performance of consumer goods, from fast-drying water-based paints to sunscreens with greater SPF functionality and more powerful semiconductor chips.In Rohm and Haas: A Century of Innovation, business historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk examines the 100-year history of this Philadelphia-based chemical company which has long stressed the importance of connecting with the customer.

Based on interviews with top executives and research in the firms corporate archives, the book explores how Rohm and Haas developed its commitment to customer service, growing from a family firm with transatlantic connections into one of the worlds leading specialty chemical companies.

From its founding, the firms interactions with different types of customers--tanneries in industrial Philadelphia, the U.S. Army and Navy air forces during World War II, European agriculturalists during the Marshall Plan, and the contemporary electronics industry in Asia--have facilitated innovation, generated products that improved everyday life, and led to global growth.



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