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President Penmar Industries
Former Commissioner of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Ed Rodríguez is the President of Penmar Industries, Inc., a 47-year-old Stratford, Connecticut based company with extended facilities in Erlanger, Kentucky. He has over 35 years of international sales/marketing and general management experience in both profit and non-profit sectors. Rodríguez has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He also holds an MBA from Dolan School of Business, at Fairfield University. Ed is an active community member, having served — and continuing to serve — on several boards, including: SpecTape, Inc., Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Fairfield County Community Foundation, and the Housatonic Community College, among others. Ed is an involved leader in the Stratford community, where he and his wife Vivian reside close to their two children, Eddy and Patricia, and grandsons Thomas and William.
Operations & General Manager
Rick Cipot joined Penmar Industries in 1996 to head up the production team, overseeing custom label production. With the expansion of the manufacturing division of Penmar, Rick soon accepted the position of Operation Manager, overseeing all aspects of custom products. He was promoted to the position of Operations & General Manager in 2005.
Rick holds an associate’s degree from Pembroke College, Oxford University, and a MBA from the University of Connecticut. In addition, he also studied Corporate Graphic Design at the New York School of Visual Arts and holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma. As member of the Flexographic Technical Association, The Institute of Packaging Professional, and Nikon Professional Services, Rick continues to keep current with production standards and current trends in the flexographic and packaging fields.