WILLIAM MOW Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: William Mow                                                                 
Born: 1936                                                                         
William Mow(1936-) was founder of Bugle Boy, a clothing manufacture.               
Shortly after he was born in Hang chow, China, his family moved to the United     
States. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1959 and then       
earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1967. He worked for Litton Industries     
for two years before venturing on his own. He founded Bugle Boy Industries 1977.   
During the 1980s the company enjoyed much growth. Sales approached $1 billion,     
making Bugle Boy one of the largest privately owned apparel companies in the       
United States, but the company fell into troubled times in 2001, declared         
bankruptcy, and was sold that year for $68.6 billion dollars.