Tired of schlepping his bags through airports, Northwest Airlines pilot Bob Plath fashioned a small upright suitcase on wheels in 1989 and transformed the luggage industry. His company, Travelpro, in Deerfield Beach (pop. 64,583) sells the Rollaboard.
Suitcase on Wheels Invented by Pilot Bob Plath
https://americanprofile.com/articles/suitcase-on-wheels-invented-by-pilot-bob-plath/By American Profile on June 19, 2005
Found in: Trivia