There are plenty of business tycoons who played a vital role behind establishing USA’s stronghold in global scene, but few can come close to the versatility and achievements of Charles Stewart Mott. A leading U.S. automotive industrialist, he was also well known for his philanthropic activities.
Mott started his professional life by joining his family’s business to manufacture bicycle tires in New York. At that time, hardly anyone could expect he would take the business to heights of success and become one of the stalwarts in the eminent US automobile giant, namely General Motors. He also left his mark in social work by founding the C.S. Mott Foundation, an organization that has played a role in health research in the USA.
Charles Stewart Mott completed his education with a degree in engineering in 1897 from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Instead of joining any company he decided to become a participant in his family business. Weston-Mott Co, a bicycle tire company based in New York, was not a big player at that time. He expanded the market and scope of the company by manuacturing wheels for vehicles.