An inspiring entrepreneur and a highly accomplished leader with extensive experience in print management, sales, prepress, and digital printing, Karen Cripe, the President of Label Logic, has successfully navigated her journey from an aspiring entrepreneur to an inspiring businesswoman.
Karen possesses extensive knowledge in digital printing, prepress, sales, bindery, and print management. With a Bachelor of Science and Business degree from Aquinas College, she is a skilled business development specialist specializing in engineering and psychology.
Karen holds a wealth of experience as the CEO of Label Logic. Tycoon Success Magazine had the opportunity to have a conversation with the pioneer to learn more about her business and success story.
Label Logic: Premier Solutions for Labelling Needs
A national supplier of labels, tags, and RFID, Label Logic, Inc. is based in Elkhart, Indiana. It has expanded steadily since starting in a modest garage in 1997. They work out of a sizable manufacturing facility where they manufacture and supply labels, tags, RFID tags, printers, ribbons, and software to various sectors. There are nine Flexo/digital printing presses, a plate-producing department, an internal art department, and two RFID insertion devices. They have a committed staff that takes pride in their services’ honesty and high caliber.
“Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a small local business, you will be pleased with the level of service and quality that we offer you. We are leading the way with bleeding-edge industry software that automates planning, organizes, and controls resources, procedures, and protocols to ensure your projects are managed efficiently“, the leading lady added.
Karen’s Inspiring Beginning: The Roller-coaster Ride
Karen’s unwavering and persistent attitude made her a natural-born inspirational entrepreneur. She earned an associate’s degree in graphic art and design and a bachelor’s degree in engineering psychology over the last 25 years from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Karen is the founder and president of Label Logic Inc., an Elkhart, Indiana-based flexo and digital printing business with 72 employees. In 1997, she started the business out of her house. In 2004, she moved into a facility and bought their first two presses, and became certified in RFID technology. Label Logic is one of only six US businesses certified in RFID tags and labels. The company has received the title of Flexographic Label Company of the Year six times. The leading lady also won the Enterprising Women of the Year award in 2017 and was honored as one of the Top 20 CEOs of 2020.
Healthy Work Environment: The Company’s Key Focus
Teamwork and appreciation are the two elements that make Label Logic’s work environment healthy and inspiring. The team at Label Logic is encouraged to bring their ideas to the table. They have free reign over their departments. The company employs happy people who are more family than employees.
The company also includes various departments with a mix of male and female employees. Everyone is urged to come up with unique ideas and answers to issues. They collaborate constantly. According to Karen, every leader should possess two qualities: integrity and enthusiasm.
The Impact of an Unpredicted Pandemic
“We had a lot of work producing labels for meat packers, hand sanitizer, and bottled water. We closed between shifts to sanitize the tools and every workstation, keeping everyone secure. Few people missed any work. To get the orders out the door, everyone pitched in”, the leading woman said.
Apart from the pandemic, staying ahead of the curve with continuous improvement in every area is another challenge that Karen and her team strive to overcome.
Future Endeavors at a Glance
Karen Cripe is confident that her bright future will come true thanks to the steadfast support of her wide range of clients, her team, and her unwavering dedication. Additionally, she wishes to remain at the forefront of RFID innovation and develop the industry’s top product.
Parting Words by Karen Cripe
I love what I do!