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His victory over Edison during the Battle of the Currents set the stage for the entire future of electric power. The Westinghouse air brake is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Automobile shock absorbers, railroad signaling and the modern day weekend all owe their existence to the man who Andrew Carnegie called 'A genius who can t be downed.'
Westinghouse may be most famous for the massive companies that he created but the man called Uncle George was a reserved creative giant who went out of his way to treat his workforce with dignity and respect. He was an honest millionaire in the days of robber barons an optimist in the days of skeptics and a generous CEO from whom today's executives can learn.
The film includes interviews with the following:
Edward J. Reis executive director George Westinghouse Museum (1998-2007)
William H. Terbo grandnephew of visionary genius Nikola Tesla
Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. PhD author George Westinghouse: Gentle Genius
Stills from Westinghouse (click for larger image)
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