David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.15.09
Forty one years ago, Roy T. Beagle had just finished high school and was looking for a job when he found an opportunity at Flint Ink’s Jacksonville, FL plant.
“I came out of high school and started making ink,” Mr. Beagle said. “It wasn’t by design – I tell the story that 41 years ago, I needed a job and Flint Ink paid $1.25 per hour.”
H. Howard Flint II, company CEO, recalls those early days as well. “The first time I saw Roy, he was wearing white bucks in February in Detroit. Little did I know then what an enormous contribution he would make to Flint Ink, both from a professional and a personal standpoint.”
During the past four decades, Mr. Beagle has moved through the Flint Ink ranks, growing as has the company. Today, he is vice president of global news ink, and he is well respected throughout the newspaper industry. “Over the years, Roy gained the respect of everyone associated with the newspaper industry,” sai
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