Throughout history it is easy, looking back, to see who the innovation drivers were. Those men and women who weren’t happy with an “improvement”, but wanted to take their industry to the next level. Today we will look at four innovation drivers that changed their entire field. We hope, in 50-100 years to be added to a list like this, as we are not happy with simply inventing a “game-changer”, we want to take the world of hitches, flip it on its head and create a new game altogether!

download1. Leonardo da Vinci-1452-1519-

Sculptor, a painter, inventor and all around genius, da Vinci, possibly more than anyone else, drove innovation in a way that inspired many after him to invent, unleash and pursue industry changing ideas and products that have allowed us to see the technology we do today.

 

 

download 1 22. Nikola Tesla-1856-1943

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Another amazing thing about this man was his willingness to give away the innovation that he discovered to better society around him. Many copied Tesla’s work and even sold it portraying it as their very own.

 

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3. Henry Ford-1863-1947

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

 

 

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4. Steve Jobs-1955-2011

Apple has seen its share of ups and downs…then ups again. Steve Jobs was a man of vision and a transformational leader that brought the world into the smartphone age. Due to his work and the inspiration he provided we are now in an age that allows so many of the things that we enjoy to be accessible to so very man people.

 

Our goal at GEN-Y is not to simply have the best, newest, greatest hitch around, but to touch people’s lives in the process, whether that be our employees, vendors, dealers or even the UPS man that walks through our door. That is what we feel sets inventors apart of innovators and visionaries…the care that they have not just for their work and company, but for the people who they interact with each day.

 

 

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