Packard, David - Investment & Finance Definition
The founder of computer company Hewlett-Packard Inc., along with William Hewlett. The company began in 1939 by filling niche demand for technology-based equipment, which the two constructed in Packard’s garage. Their first product was a resistance-capacitance audio oscillator based on a design developed by Hewlett when he was in graduate school. After that, the company moved into computer equipment, such as printers, as well as other accessories and products.