Remembering a Legend
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
In a world of billions and an industry of millions, it hardly seems possible to find a good place to leave a mark. In the face of this, Edward Bingham decided to create his own place to leave a mark. He did just that. Bingham left behind not only a thriving business, but some of his own family working in the industry he had loved and served for over forty years. Three of his six children, a son-in-law, and now a third generation with a grandson following his footsteps today.
Known to most as Bud or Ed, Bingham began his career in the flexo market in the late 1950’s as a press helper, but his aptitude for the business quickly saw him rise through the ranks of pressman, supervisor, plant manager, ink salesman, anilox salesman, and sales manager. During his career, he worked for companies like Silver States Plastics, Georgia Pacific, Solo Cup, Diamond T Packaging, Converters Ink Company, and Pamarco. In 1991, Bingham took a leap of faith and founded Bingham Flexo Services. His vast knowledge of the industry and thorough understanding of the flexographic process guaranteed that this new business would be a lasting one. Before retiring in 2000, and until his death on October 26th, 2017, he was able to see the growth of this company and pass the management of it on to his son, ensuring it is and will continue to be a Bingham family company. Edward Bingham will be missed in our industry, but there can be no doubt he left behind not only a mark but a legacy.