David Savastano, Ink World Editor12.02.09
When people thought of the top leaders in the international printing ink industry, H. Howard Flint II’s name was very much at the top of the list. The news that Mr. Flint, 66, chairman and retired CEO of Flint Ink Corporation, passed away June 14 after a brief illness came as a devastating blow to his friends and colleagues.
Under Mr. Flint’s leadership, the corporation more than quadrupled in size, reaching its present annual sales of $1.4 billion. Flint Ink expanded into the international marketplace and moved into digital and printed electronics technologies.
While all who knew Mr. Flint spoke of his tremendous business acumen, it was Mr. Flint’s devotion to people that really stands out in the memory of his friends. Longtime colleagues and competitors alike spoke of their utmost respect and friendship for Mr. Flint.
I spoke with many of Mr. Flint’s friends in the days since he passed away, and they all looked back with fondness on their friend, telling st
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