In 1970, Michael Cardone, Sr. and Michael Cardone, Jr. opened Cardone Industries in a North Philadelphia storefront. Each member of the six-person team was staking their livelihood and reputation on their ability to rebuild windshield wiper motors. Most in the automotive industry called it an impossible idea. But by 1987, Cardone Industries was employing a Factory Family of 1,000.
“I believe the best way to lead is by being a servant to my people. If I serve them well, they're going to serve my customers well. Our Servant Leadership model is the framework for the leadership behavior that influences our people at all levels in the business. I frequently talk to our leaders about it. And I strive to model it in all my dealings, with employees, customers, suppliers, and, most importantly, my family.” - Michael Cardone Jr.