Harry Maziar is an author and philanthropist whose career has combined family, business, and community. He served as President of Zep Manufacturing Company, a division of National Service Industries, for 27 years. During his tenure, Zep became an international leader in the specialty chemical industry. As a sales representative, Harry was so successful he was named the company’s first director of sales and he led 2,000 salespeople who produced double-digit growth for 25 straight years. Harry retired as Chairman of the Chemical Division of National Service, then a publicly traded NYSE company.
Harry jokes that he has failed retirement as he has busied himself with both for-profit and non-profit endeavors. He serves on various business and community boards, and has been active in a variety of philanthropic and social programs, including Junior Achievement of Atlanta, the Atlanta Humane Society, United Way of Metro Atlanta, and Kennesaw State University, where he continues to serve as the first Executive in Residence of the Coles College of Business.
One of his proudest achievements in retirement has been completion of his book Story Selling: Sage Advice and Common Sense About Sales and Success, a passion project aligned with Harry’s mission of inspiring and empowering anyone to pursue their purpose in life (and succeed while doing it).
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