Karl Leonard is a bit of a gambler – not the Roulette Table kind but one who is willing to throw his lot in to try something new.
More often than not, his gambles pay off.
The newest of two Crane Association of NZ Councillors, he trained as an automotive technician, landing himself a near decade-long career at North Shore Toyota.
He threw it in for a four-year OE, travelling Europe and Eastern Europe before learning enough German to get by in Austria for three years – where he also met his now wife.
Returning to the land of the long white cloud in 2009, his long-time family friend’s business was growing and expanding. So, he knocked on the new owner’s door and asked for “a crack at that parts manager role”.
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