Fred Kanter graduated from Lehigh in 1966 with a dual degree in industrial engineering and applied science. Following graduation, he worked as a management consultant for five years. At 26, he resigned to volunteer for Ralph Nader's Health Research Group and started his own business shortly there after. One of his companies, Kanter Auto Products, is the biggest antique parts supplier in the auto field. Kanter now has over 70 employees and a museum-worthy collection of one-of-a-kind antique cars.
In 2006, Kanter founded n2a (No Two Alike) motors, a custom car design and manufacturing company based in Southern California. In 2003, he founded Kanter Concepts which constructs show cars for several major car manufacturers, including Volvo, Honda, Chrysler, and Hyundai.