Socrates, at some point, established Ramada Refineries, Inc, with the company becoming succesful enough to stand alongside Thorndyke Industries in terms of power and wealth. Socrates himself would contribute to his company by developing the technology it would use.
Powers and abilities
Socrates is quite intellectual for a human, enough to catch even Dr. Eggman's interest. Not only can he modify vehicles on his own, but he has also developed the latest technology which his highly successful company uses.