H. Howard Flint II, chairman and retired CEO of Flint Ink Corporation, died June 14 after a brief illness. He was 66 years old.
Born in Detroit, MI, USA, Flint was the grandson of the corporation's founder, H. Howard Flint. After working at the family company during college and graduate school, he began his full-time career at Flint Ink in 1964. He was elected president and COO of Flint Ink Corporation in 1988, and chairman and CEO in 1992. In January 2005, Flint retired as CEO.
The company more than quadrupled, expanding internationally and moving into digital and printed electronic technologies. The company remains the largest privately owned printing ink manufacturer in the world.
Throughout his career, Flint was active in ink and printing industry trade associations. He served as treasurer of the Gravure Association of America and as a trustee of the Gravure Education Foundation. He was named Gravure Person of the Year in 1998 by the Association. A past president of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers, he received NAPIM’s