Frank Krejci is a patient man.

 That patience has served him well as president and chief executive officer of Glendale-based Strattec Security Corp., a designer and manufacturer of automotive accessories, including locks, key fobs, door handles and power-assist devices.

Perhaps no business is more cyclical than the American automotive industry.

For the moment, Krejci and Strattec are riding the crest of that cycle, having secured a record $80 million in new business in fiscal 2016.

In Strattec’s most recent fiscal quarter, it sold $28 million in parts to Fiat Chrysler, $22 million to General Motors, $16.8 million to Ford and $8.2 million to Hyundai/Kia. Read the full story here.