Gary Burrell was bornon 1937 in United States, is Chairman Emeritus, Garmin CorporationChairman Emeritus, Garmin Corporation. In the early 1980s when Gary Burrell was working for aerospace and engineering firm Allied Signal, the engineering world was abuzz with talk of the federal government building a new tracking device using satellite technology. In 1989 after Allied Signal cut its research budget, Burrell and his colleague Min Kao (also a billionaire) left to start Garmin, the first company to manufacture Global Positioning Systems (GPS) navigational devices for the commercial market. Today Garmin manufactures GPS devices for automotive, aviation, marine, health and personal use. The company's moniker is a combination of the founders' first names. Burrell, who stepped down as co-CEO in 2002, is chairman emeritus and the second largest shareholder, with a 14% stake in Garmin.
Along with partner Min Kao, Burrell founded Garmin in 1989 to make navigation devices for aviation and boating using the Global Positioning System
Gary Burrell (born 1937) is an American businessman and philanthropist