David Savastano, Editor05.20.19
For Jean Menard, director of sales for Flint Group, the ink industry was not his first choice for a career.
“This is a far cry from the police career I originally planned for, but I have absolutely no regrets,” Menard noted.
The decision to join the ink industry has certainly worked out for all concerned, as Menard received the 2019 Pioneer Award for his dedication to the industry. His career has spanned more than 35 years, from United Technology Inmont, then BASF, and now Flint Group, starting as an administrative clerk to today, providing direct support to some of Flint Group’s largest sheetfed, web and news ink customers, as well as guiding teams of sales and technical personnel in the northeastern US and across Canada.
“Over the years, the greatest sense of satisfaction has come from working with my colleagues toward an important shared goal,” Menard said. “Our ability to become true
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