Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 20, 1998

Michael J. Hartzmark – Cragar Industries (crcr)

MICHAEL J. HARTZMARK joined the Company as a full-time employee in May 1993 and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since June 4, 1993, and as a director since January 1, 1993. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Hartzmark was an economic consultant (as President of EconOhio Corporation) and a financial consultant (as President of MDA Financial, Inc.) EconOhio wrote business plans for and provided advice to a variety of companies. MDA provided financial consulting services to small and medium-sized companies, as well as assistance to oil and gas and real estate limited partnerships. From 1987-1989, Dr. Hartzmark was Senior Economist at Lexecon, Inc., a Chicago-based economics and law consulting firm. Dr. Hartzmark was the John M. Olin Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. He has also worked for the Treasury Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Dr. Hartzmark earned his M.A. and Ph.D degrees in economics at the University of Chicago. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan. Profile
TWST: What are the significant trends as far as you are concerned in

your segment of the automotive aftermarket business?

Mr. Hartzmark: Let me first start by stating that during the course