Karen Pinsky Primak IPAK, Inc., President
Achievements: Co-founding IPAK, which provides creative structural design services, printing and packaging to educational publishers; overseeing the company’s growth to a staff of more than 90 people and a quadrupling of sales; partnering with The Vision of Children Foundation to produce IPAK items that can be used by visually impaired children; serving on the board of the Diversity in Science Alliance.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, The George Washington University.
Role model: “The book, album and TV special of ‘Free to Be You and Me’ profoundly influenced my world outlook and sense of individuality. By reinforcing the concept of race and gender neutrality, it encouraged me to pursue my dreams.”
Last book read: “The Last Lecture,” by Randy Pausch.
Go-to stress buster: “My massage chair. I keep it in the office.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “More collaboration among all stakeholders.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “Deals can live and die a thousand times before materializing.”
Karen Pinsky PrimakPresident
West Deptford, Gloucester County