Another example of an engineer who was born in Kraków - Pomagalski Jean (born in 1905 in Krakow, died., in 1969 in France) - French engineer of Polish descent, known as the inventor of the poma-lift system . In France they know his Polish origins but in wiki- Eglish version - under POMA - nothing is said about him and his Polish nationality . Skiers around the world use his invention every day not knowing that it was invented by a Polish engineer in 1935 .
Jean POMAGALSKI Deuxième pionnier en France, il construit «l'Eclose» le premier téléski de l'Alpe d'Huez à traction par «sellette»
English wiki says nothing about him , just this -Poma, also known as Pomagalski S.A. is a French company en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poma.
The same applies to Leitner POMA official site . Because it is now merged with Leitner , they write about its founder Gabriel Leitner , who was agriculture machinery maker , but nothing about Polish inventor whom they should thank to for their worldwide usage of their products, domination and expansion . WITHOUT MERGING WITH POMA, LEITNER WOULD BE ONLY MAKING SNOW GROOMERS . POMA would not exist without Jan Pomagalski the inventor and founder of lift system and POMA company .
What they say it is just this :
The name "Poma" comes from the founder, Jean Pomagalski, who developed the first detachable type surface lifts in France in 1935. From that beginning in the early days of the sport of skiing, Pomagalski, S.A., based in Grenoble, France, has become one of the largest manufacturers of ski lift and other cableway transportation in the world. "Poma" is known today in over forty countries worldwide. Poma came to America in the early 1950′s
It is so unfair that today they don`t want to admit in their website under history section , that their world dominance comes from a decent Polish engineer.