Longtime graphic arts leader recalled for dedication to customers and employees.
David Savastano, Editor03.09.17
Richard B. Allen of Crete, IL passed away on Feb. 28, 2017. He was 89.
After serving in the US Army, Mr. Allen graduated from Albion College in 1951 with a degree in chemistry and business. For more than 43 years, he owned several businesses all serving the graphic arts industry, most notably Industrial Oil and Varnish (ultimately known as Iovite, Inc) as well as Ampac Inc. He also had a great love of photography, which led him to his second career in portrait photography, which he operated for more than 15 years.
Steve Schmidt, VP procurement – pigments and global category leader intermediates for Sun Chemical, recalled Mr. Allen’s dedication and kindness.
“Dick Allen was a very nice man,” said Schmidt. “He was the only person to make a sales call on me on a Saturday morning during a 10K run in Muskegon.
“He called me last minute to see me in Muskegon plant around 1980 to sell us some alkyd for the new Muskegon flush plan
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