Emanuel Weintraub interview, 1985 January 24

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Emanuel Weintraub interview, 1985 January 24
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Weintraub, Emanuel
Finger, Mildred (Interviewer)
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Emanuel Weintraub, an alumnus of FIT, discusses his upbringing and family life in the Depression-era Bronx. He initially chose FIT because it was free, and he received a scholarship. Weintraub briefly discusses his course work there in conjunction with work done at New York University. He graduated in 1947 with a degree in Industrial Management as part of the second graduating class of FIT. He discusses his professional start as a plant engineer at the Lily of France Corset Company and early interest in consulting work. After briefly describing his enlistment during the Korean War, Weintraub delves into the founding of his own consulting firm, Emanuel Weintraub Associates, Inc. The firm consults in three areas: industrial engineering and manufacturing, organization and organization structure, and marketing and market research. Weintraub describes his ongoing relationship with FIT presidents such as Marvin Feldman. Then, he discusses his company's work in-depth; how they assess companies' organizational functionality and various national studies they have done to advance the field. Finally, Weintraub discusses the growth of off-shore production and how he thinks it will negatively affect marketing and other adjacent industries in the United States.
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Weintraub, Emanuel
Feldman, Marvin
Consulting firms
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (1985, January 23). Emanuel Weintraub interview, 1985 January 24 [Video]. Archive on Demand. https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/135929
Fashion Institute of Technology. "Emanuel Weintraub interview, 1985 January 24." Archive on Demand, 23 Jan. 1985, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/135929
Fashion Institute of Technology, "Emanuel Weintraub interview, 1985 January 24," Archive on Demand, January 23, 1985, video, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/135929