1886-1956. Developed the quick food freezing process after watching Inuit use freezing to preserve food in Labrador. He started a company in 1924 to develop quick-freezing machines for his newly-established General Seafoods Company in Gloucester, Massachusetts. His system reached practicality in 1926. In 1930 after selling his company it was established as Birds Eye frozen foods with the first products appearing. His work led to the frozen fish market.