Driven: How Tenacity Fueled Frank Stronach's Success (Part One)

In the premiere episode of Family Business Rules, Craig’s debut guest is the legendary entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist Frank Stronach. The founder of Magna International, once a tiny operation in a rented garage that became the world’s largest automotive supplier, shares his extraordinary journey. Frank is also the visionary behind The Stronach Group, North America’s premier horse racing and technology company. A recipient of Canada’s highest honor, the Order of Canada, as well as Austria’s Gold Medal for service, Stronach has been inducted into multiple halls of fame for his pioneering innovation and humanitarian efforts. In this candid discussion, he demonstrates what steadfast vision and tenacity can accomplish as Wieland provides a behind-the-scenes look at the trials and triumphs of entrepreneurial family businesses.

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Craig Wieland

Craig Wieland looks at things differently. He started in his father’s construction company in 1979, working his way up from a laborer to president. The firm was a small local concern in Kawkawlin, Michigan. However, by the time he retired in 2022, it had become one of the largest in Michigan, with offices in Orlando, Florida; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Redlands, California. Throughout his years in business, Craig was always fascinated by the combination of family…

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