Purdue Tech Titans
KEITH KRACH ON SECRETS TO SUCCESS
Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees
From his fourth-floor home office perched on so-called Billionaires Row, Keith Krach (IE’79) can see the entirety of the San Francisco Bay and the famous Golden Gate Bridge that spans the strait connecting the bay to the Pacific Ocean. It’s an impressive vista and a far cry from his hometown of Rocky River, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb.
The biggest dream Krach’s father had for him was that he would graduate from college with a degree in engineering. The elder Krach’s hope was that his son would return to Rocky River and eventually take over his modest steel fabrication shop. It was there, working alongside his father, that Krach began to learn the value of an industrious work ethic at a young age.