Joe Lipic Sr. | Alexander Manufacturing

Mr. Lipic represents multifaceted entrepreneurial talent. He worked in his family business selling pens and pencils as well as advertising specialties and promotional products. In 1968 he purchased the bankrupt Alexander Manufacturing Co. Starting from scratch he built a promotional products business selling in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, Mexico and China, with approximately 90 employees and a manufacturing plant in Towanda, Illinois. Five other companies were started to compliment the group.

Mr. Lipic has participated in 34 volunteer organizations and has served as a volunteer, leader and board member with numerous organizations in St. Louis including Trustee of Fontbonne University, The Papal Gregorian Foundation of Rome Italy, Board of Directors for Saint Anthony’s Medical Center and Allied Corporations.

He began his entrepreneurial journey at Saint Louis University High School organizing a clothing and food drive for the poor. Later as a student at Saint Louis University, he was co-chair of a $1.2 million student drive to build a library to house the Vatican manuscripts. He is a member of the International Promotional Products Hall of Fame and a Saint Louis University Alumni Merit Awardee.

Degree:                                                Graduation:

BS, Business Administration                  1957