Behn, Sosthenes

(1882–1957) Gen Mgt
U.S. industrialist. Founder, with his brother Hernand Behn, of the conglomerate International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) in 1920. Under Behn’s leadership, ITT expanded from the United States into Europe and South America. When Behn retired from ITT in 1956, most of its turnover came from its overseas interests. Under the leadership of Harold Geneen, ITT then developed into a massive diverse multinational incorporating hotels, car rental, frozen foods, potato chips, and candy. The history of ITT is detailed in Sovereign State—The Secret History of ITT (1973).

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