Industrialist Prechter found dead DETROIT — Industrialist Heinz Prechter, 59, vice chairman of ASC Inc. and a top Republican fund raiser, was found dead in his Grosse Ile, Michigan, home July 6, a victim of suicide. Prechter founded ASC in 1965, known then as the American Sunroof Co. The firm today is a conglomerate of automotive, newspaper, real estate, investment and livestock companies, with 60 facilities and 5,300 employees. Born in Kleinhobing, Germany, Prechter began his automotive ...

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