William R. Carey

Distinguished Service Citation Award 1997

Lifelong inventor William R. Carey is the retired Director of Quality Corporate Research and Development for Eaton Corporation. Carey is credited with inventing the modern air bag. a safety device that has saved many lives. Carey started the Eaton Quality Institute in 1982 and was involved in the formation of the coveted Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Commerce for his contributions.

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