Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor04.17.09
Last night the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) named Larry Lepore, vice president of operations for US Ink, as its 2009 Man of the Year. Mr. Lepore’s friends and colleagues gathered to honor this 47-year veteran of the ink industry.
Guy Trerotola, commercial manager, inks and coatings, North America for Hexion Specialty Chemicals, served as master of ceremonies.“I have known Larry for 25 years,” he said. “For those who know Larry, you can appreciate how hard it is to roast a guy like him. His biography is a series of accomplishments.”
Mr. Lepore joined Borden Chemical in Fair Lawn, NJ, as a lab technician right out of high school, while he worked on earning a chemical engineering degree from Newark College of Engineering. While at Borden Chemical, he was promoted to project engineer in Cincinnati, and became plant manager at Borden Chemical’s Chicago facilities in 1976. By 1980, Mr. Lepore decided it was time to leave Borden, and h
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