MBA Alumni Highlight: Zak Ammar

Zak Ammar ‘16 is the Founder and CEO of Vixster LLC, a waste and recycling collection service that serves hundreds of customers in the High Country of North Carolina. Zak founded the company in February of 2016 after noticing the need for more trash and recycling services in the area. In his role as Founder and CEO, Zak is responsible for and executes all of Vixster’s core business functions.

Zak received his MBA from Appalachian State University with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. His skill set includes leadership, financial analysis, logistics, sales and project management. Zak’s passion and vision is to revolutionize the waste and recycling industry and to reduce the overall amount of recyclable material in our landfills. Apart from Vixter, he enjoys spending time with family, playing music, cooking, and raising chickens.


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About Appalachian's MBA Program

Appalachian State University's MBA Program provides educational experiences to prepare our students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic global environment. The program provides individualized attention through extensive student-faculty collaboration and offers frequent networking and team building opportunities. Flexible programming allows each student to receive the best educational experience possible through full-time or part-time tracks in two locations with the opportunity to complete the degree in as little as a year. Students can earn concentrations in: Sustainable Business, International Business, Economics, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and Interdisciplinary Business. In addition to giving students the technical skills and knowledge to be successful in the business world, the Walker College also provides students the soft skills necessary to be complete professionals. Through executive skills courses, students develop resumes, improve interview skills, and expand networking skills, and a career advisor offers support with job search and interviews. For more information, visit

Published: Nov 15, 2018 3:14pm