Innovating for the Long Term: 1728-2023

Innovating for the Long Term: 1728-2023

Val Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth & Vose
August 8, 2023

Hollingsworth & Vose is the oldest company in Tugboat Institute® membership; they were founded nearly 300 years ago. In their early days, they made paper for customers including Ben Franklin and Paul Revere. Today, they are a global leader in filtration and energy storage systems, and their customers include Tesla and Elon Musk. It goes without saying that to survive such a journey, innovation must be the order of the day.

In this Tugboat Institute talk, the 7th generation leader and current Board Chair of Hollingsworth & Vose, Val Hollingsworth, shares highlights from his family’s company’s incredible journey. He also gives us insight into the spirit of innovation that has driven the company since its founding, and allowed it to remain relevant and a market-leader through sweeping changes to every aspect of our world.

Watch and be inspired to up your game on the innovation front and ensure your survival for 100 years or more.

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