History of Bauer

The owners of Western Shoe Company, the Bauer family, established the Bauer company as it is known today in 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario. Bauer would grow over the years, buying up smaller rivals such as Micron. But in 1994, Nike announced the acquisition of Canstar, the parent company of Bauer. The purchase was completed in …

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History of BMC Software

In the late 1970’s, BMC Software founders Scott Boulett, John Moores, and Dan Cloer began a contract programming partnership that operated in and around Houston, Texas. By 1980, the company was incorporated, and officially became BMC Software, Inc. Moores, the company’s first CEO, utilized his experience as a programmer with Shell Oil to improve upon …

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History of Dunkin Donuts

William Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services in 1946 as a company to deliver meals and “coffee break snacks” to customers in the outer reaches of Boston, Massachusetts. His business saw success and followed by opening up his first coffee and donut shop called, “The Open Kettle”. In 1950 he opened the first store known as …

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History of Callaway Golf

The company was founded in 1982 by former Burlington Industries textile president Ely Callaway. A dynamic leader and famously successful businessman, Mr. Callaway sold his Temecula, CA-based winery for a $9 million profit and found a new business opportunity when he spotted a wooden pitching wedge in a Palm Springs-area golf shop. The club was …

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History of Yellow Pages

In many countries, the Yellow Pages refers to a telephone directory for businesses organized by the category of product or service. As the name suggests, they are usually printed on yellow paper, as opposed to white pages with non-commercial listings, printed on white paper. With the advent of Internet, the traditional term ‘Yellow Pages’ became …

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History of UBS

UBS traces its roots back to 1747, when one of the bank’s branches was founded in the Swiss region of Valposchiavo. The three core components of the company date back to second half of the nineteenth century – Union Bank of Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation, and PaineWebber or their antecedents were all founded in the …

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