Marcel Bich( 29 July 1914 - 30 May 1994 )
Marcel Bich was a manufacturer and co-founder of Bic, the world's leading producer of ballpoint pens.
Marcel Bich was born in Turin, Italy, on July 29, 1914, to Aimé-Mario and Marie Muffat de Saint-Amour de Chanaz . He later studied law at the University of Paris.
The Bich family originated at Châtillon, in the Aosta Valley. King Charles Albert of Sardinia created Emmanuel Bich, mayor of Aosta, a baron in 1841. That man's grandson, the father of Marcel Bich, was an engineer who moved to France after failing to gain commercial success in Italy. The entire Bich family was naturalized in France in 1930.
In 1945, Marcel Bich and his partner, Édouard Buffard, bought an empty factory near Paris, France. Using Bich's knowledge of the writing instrument trade, gained whilst working as a...