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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
Starting his career in the printing industry in the early 1980’s, Rick Cipot was a production assistant in the lithography field and soon advanced as manager of a print house in Stamford, CT. Rick transitioned to Pepsi in 1990 as a director of Commercial Graphics for flexographic labels and packaging.
Rick joined Penmar Industries, Inc. in 1996 to head up the production team, overseeing custom label production. With the expansion of the manufacturing division of Penmar, he was in charge of all aspects of custom products, including labels and packaging. He was promoted to the position of Operations & General Manager in 2005.
He continues to keep current with production standards and current trends in the flexographic and packaging fields. He has had extensive lean manufacturing and ISO training, along with holding a Green Belt in Six Sigma. Rick is also a member of the Flexographic Technical Association, The Institute of Packaging Professionals and Nikon Professional Services. Rick is always customer oriented, providing solutions and his printing expertise to everyone.