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May 12, 2020 / Career Spotlight

Zakari Krieger

Job title and employer

Director, Business Operations | Barton Auto Parts Limited

Did you know you wanted to work in the automotive aftermarket?

Growing up, automotive specifically was not a passion of mine. I had always seen a path into business and finance. In University I focused a bulk of my studies on Economics. Today economics and financial markets remain a passion and hobby of mine. A family business is something that requires succession to maintain the direction and strength of the firm. For me, being able to continue the family legacy of the business drew me into the automotive aftermarket. It is rewarding to be able to come to work, put your mark on a family legacy, and see the effects your passion and hard work are creating.

What advice would you give someone who is just starting out or is looking to transition into the industry?

The industry requires young leaders with the ability to understand business and the fundamentals of automotive. Some good advice is to pick an area of passion and specialize in that.