Receives Individual of the Year Award for more than 40 years of service to the graphic arts industry.
David Savastano, Editor02.09.17
In 1962, Ray Stoney Sr. moved to Detroit to work in sales for Braden Sutphin Ink, delivering ink out of his garage before opening Braden Sutphin’s first branch in 1972. Ray Stoney Jr. was quickly brought into the family business as soon as he could drive.
“When I got my driver’s license in 1969, I was handed a can of ink to deliver,” he recalled.
By 1973, Ray Jr. had joined Braden Sutphin on a full-time basis, and he has been a fixture in the Michigan graphic arts community ever since, representing the family ink company and serving as president for a number of local trade organizations. Now, more than four decades later, he is corporate VP of Braden Sutphin, and still leads the company’s Detroit operations. His brother Matt has been by his side at Braden Sutphin for more than 40 years on the technical side.
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