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Richard Hart Retires after 46 Years with Olmsted-Kirk Paper


Dallas, Texas – January 31, 2013 – It is with mixed feelings that Olmsted-Kirk Paper announces the retirement of

Richard Hart, our Executive Vice-President. He has been with our company for the last forty-six years

and has decided that the time has come to retire. Although we are happy for Richard, we will dearly

miss him.


Richard began his journey with us in 1967 and quickly went into outside sales in 1968. Through the

years, he worked his way from Assistant Sales Manager to Vice President/Sales Manager. He was then

promoted to Senior Vice-President and eventually, Executive Vice-President. Richard has been a nofuss,

quick-witted and well-loved leader of our Olmsted-Kirk team. He has contributed extensively to

Olmsted-Kirk Paper’s success and has passed his vast knowledge of paper and business onto other

employees. O-K Paper’s CEO, John Taylor III, puts it this way:


“Over his career with Olmsted-Kirk Paper, Richard Hart has always embodied the qualities of

honor, dedication, loyalty and integrity – the qualities that have sealed our reputation as one of

the finest companies in the State of Texas. His reputation will endure long after his retirement “


During his career, Richard has been an active member of the Dallas Litho Club, Craftsman Club, Printing

Industry of America, National Paper Trade Association and Netprint. He was named Dallas Litho Club’s

“Man of the Year” in 1974 and served on its Board of Director’s for nineteen years. In 1978, Richard

chaired “Motivating Graphics” for the Southwestern Graphics Show. He has served on numerous sales,

advertising and marketing committees for International Paper, S.D. Warren/Sappi,

Weyerhaeuser/Domtar, Simpson Paper, and Strathmore Paper.


Richard Hart has contributed forty-six years of experience to this company and his achievements will not

soon be forgotten. He has developed many life-long friendships with customers and associates. Please

join us in wishing him the best in the next steps of his journey.

 

 

Source: Olmsted-Kirk Paper