German Native Turns NU Degree into a Springboard to the Big Time

German Native Turns NU Degree into a Springboard to the Big Time

People sell cars differently in Germany than they do in the United States. Johannes Gnauck recognized some of those differences soon after arriving in Florida in 2005 to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Northwood’s campus there. He understood the differences more fully when he returned to his native land to begin his sales career at a German dealership. And he capitalized on that understanding in 2012 when he and a partner launched a start-up company that uses big data technology to boost vehicle sales.

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Three Grads Make Automotive News List of 40 Under 40

Three Grads Make Automotive News List of 40 Under 40

Years of sustained success by many Northwood graduates have established the University as one of the best places to begin a career in automotive marketing. Now, that reputation is being reinforced by a new generation of young leaders. • When Automotive News released its latest list of 40 outstanding industry leaders below the age of 40, three Northwood grads were among them. • All three – Mark Foster (’04), Jesse Peterson (’02), and Larry Zinn (’08) – were advised by friends to attend Northwood. And all three say it was great advice.

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