Jerry Haddad

Describes the short development cycle - Transcript


"Pencil hadn't hit paper, January 1st, 1951. And December 30th or 31st, 1952, the first production machine went from Poughkeepsie down to our then corporate headquarters, world headquarters, at 590. So that's something under two years to design the machine, build an engineering model, shake down all the trouble, new technology -- brand new technology -- get it tested, fix it up and so forth, get the manufacturing line started, and get the first machine off the manufacturing line."