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Alex Manoogian

Alex Manoogian

Alexander "Alex" Manoogian was an Armenian-American industrial engineer, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist who had most of his career in Detroit, Michigan. He is the founder of the Masco Corporation, which in 1969 was listed on the NYSE. In 1954 he patented and brought to market the first successful washerless ball valve faucet, the Delta faucet, named for the faucet cam shaped like the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet He and his wife Marie donated the Manoogian Mansion to the city of Detroit, which uses it as the official residence of the Mayor of Detroit., MI. In addition to donations to local universities, the Manoogians donated substantial amounts of money ... more on Wikipedia

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