Eric Rath was born on January 23, 1911. He was president of Pacific International Hover Craft, Mexicoach, TRC Development,
and Tijuana-Baja Tours. He lectured about transportation at University of California at San Diego, National University of
Colombia, and at the Superior War Academy in Bogota, Colombia. He was also a transportation services advisor for the Colombian
government as well as for the Department of Defense. He was awarded Putnam Food Award and several others.