David Savastano, Ink World Editor08.08.07
Gordon R. MacQuaker, 93, of Boynton Beach, FL, passed away on July 16, 2007.
Mr. MacQuaker was among the key figures who built Sun Chemical Corporation into the largest company in the ink industry. He joined the ink industry in 1933 as a color matcher at Capitol Printing Ink, and moved to General Printing Ink (GPI), which would later become Sun Chemical, as a laboratory technician in 1941. In 1963, when Sun Chemical was still a $25 million company, Mr. MacQuaker was among the leaders promoted by Norman Alexander to build the company.
The elevation of Mr. MacQuaker to lead GPI was a key step. Mr. MacQuaker, who would ultimately become executive vice president of Sun Chemical, led Sun Chemical during much of its growth. He remained active until 1998, when he retired as a consultant.
Mr. MacQuaker’s colleagues remember him as a true gentleman and leader.
“Gordon MacQuaker was the greatest gentleman I ever met in my b
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