Date posted: May 27, 2018

Name: Penni Donato
Company: Allin Towbars
Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive Aftermarket Retail/Wholesale

What generation is your family business?
2nd generation. The business has been in operation for 72 years and in our family for 35 years.

What is your role in the family business?
Managing Director

What/who is a major influence for you in the family business?
My family that work in and out of the business, always supportive no matter what issues arise.

And the amazing staff that drive our business. It’s overwhelming to witness dedicated staff that have as much passion for your business as you do.

What keeps you up at night?
Worrying if the staff we need to keep our business running will be available for our industry in the future.

We are experiencing a shortage of trained staff and untrained staff that want to work in this industry.

What’s the key benefit of your FBA membership?
Knowing that we are not alone. We have found the conferences and networking events to be very beneficial. Hearing other member’s stories and having the ability to talk to like minded people about triumphs and tribulations, has helped to make some of our issues seem normal and resolvable.

Working with a family business advisor who is currently helping us establish our family charter.