Westinghouse Celebrates 130th Anniversary

Westinghouse Electric Corporation is celebrating their 130th anniversary as a leading innovator of products and technologies which enrich peoples lives making them better and more prosperous. Founded by George Westinghouse, the company was established under the name Westinghouse Electric in 1886. George Westinghouse, entrepreneur, engineer and pioneer was born in Central Bridge, New York in 1846. Some of his most notable achievements include the invention of the air brake, a railroad braking system using compressed air and development of a complete electrical and compressed air signal system. In 1911 he received the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) Edison Medal ‘For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system.’