Dr. Walter K. Asbeck was born in Hagen, Germany, before immigrating with his parents to the United States at the age of eight. After growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he studied chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and accepted a full-time scholarship to the Technical University in Berlin to earn his doctorate.
He spent a year traveling the world with a friend before arriving in Berlin in 1939, where he lived as a student at the onset of World War II.
Since returning to the United States, Dr. Asbeck has published groundbreaking research regarding latex paints, working with the Sherwin-Williams Company and the Union Carbide Corporation. He also invented the Amphibious Travel Craft, a luxury recreational vehicle that can be driven like a motor home and can also navigate like a cabin cruiser down lakes and rivers.
Dr. Asbeck, who recently celebrated his hundredth birthday, lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his daughter and her family.show more