Tony March: Profile
By the time Tony March reached the fourth grade, he knew he was going to be an electrical engineer. "I used to take apart old electric motors and use the coils to build things." Working in the Fisher Body Division of General Motors, March patented three electrical devices -- two motor control units for car seats and a pull-down unit for automatically closing car trunks. People would say, "Wow! You've got a patent" said March. "It was exciting, but my boss had 128 patents." Still, his first patent was a special thrill for March. "It put me on a level with my peers," he said. "There were thousands of engineers, and not one of them looked like me. I had the satisfaction of being able to say, 'Hey, I can be just a creative as you are.'"
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