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Heinz C. Prechter

January 1, 2019

Chairman and President ASC Incorporated (Deceased) – Southgate, Michigan

Heinz C. Prechter, founder, owner, Chairman and President of ASC Incorporated, a supplier to the worldwide automobile industry, is a native of Kleinhoebing, West Germany. He began his automotive career at the age of 13 as an apprentice in automotive trim, tool and die making, and coach and body building. He studied at Berufs-Oberschule and at Nuremberg’s OHM Polytechnic Engineering School. In 1963 he came to the United States as an exchange student. While studying Business Administration and English at San Francisco State College he installed sunroofs and in 1965 formed American Sunroof Company. The small business he began in a two-car garage expanded to include other services and today has 23 facilities in North America. He is a director of several business and civic organizations. He has been honored many times for his accomplishments and in 1987 was named World Leader of the Year by the World Trade Club of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. “Entrepreneurship is not a solo act … it is blessed with the support of many people.”