Enter Charles P. Kettering, one of the country's most influential and prolific inventors. Later in his life, he would play instrumental roles in developing products such as Freon, leaded gasoline, automotive paint and even an aerial torpedo. He first came to prominence while working for National Cash Register, where he was responsible for creating an electric cash register. Next, working out of a research facility known as the Deeds Barn in Dayton, Ohio, Boss Kettering and his so-called barn gang formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, now better-known as Delco. Among Delco's first products was the world's first electric starter.