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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

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Clipper Corporation
21124 Figueroa St.
Carson , California 90745
United States

Company Description: The Clipper Corporation is a 14-year old manufacturing and distribution company engaged in providing supplies and uniforms for a variety of restaurants and related...   more

Employment History

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Clipper Corporation
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Clipper Corporation
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    World Journal Profiles Clipper
  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder
    MBE Magazine Cover Story Featuring Clipper


  • Masters Degree , Business
  • undergraduate degree , Statistics
  • Master's Degree , Business
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Clipper Corporation | Company | Clipper Team, 12 Sept 2015 [cached]
Lina Hu
Lina Hu Founder, Chairman & CEO
"Without the dedication and support of our customers, we don't have a business. And without our employees' passion, loyalty and the care they put into serving our customers, we don't have a business. Our employees have helped us realize our goals and allowed us to deliver on our unwavering commitment to bring our customers the most innovative and highest quality products at the lowest possible price. Our employees combined with our customers are the driving force of our business and the reason we continue to succeed."
Nineteen years ago, Lina came to the United States with a dream to create a better life for herself. She felt that by living in the U.S. her chance for success would be up to her. With little knowledge of the English language or American culture, Lina enrolled in English classes and researched continuously to gain a greater perspective about the needs of the foodservice and uniform industry and was determined to start a company that would become one of the largest foodservice and uniform industry's top suppliers.
When asked how Lina has brought Clipper Corporation from a small start-up company to where it is today she attributes it to four things; dedication, commitment, knowledge and delivery. "What I enjoy most is the feeling I get when I go to a restaurant and see that the products they're using to help them carry out their jobs better are made by Clipper. It makes me very proud that Clipper has contributed to their success."
While living in China, Lina obtained both an undergraduate degree in Statistics and a Masters Degree in Business. She currently sits on the esteemed Board of Trustees at Hampton University. She was once chosen as a "Finalist" for the prestigious Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award for the greater Los Angeles area which recognizes outstanding men and women whose accomplishments have benefited not only themselves, but their employees, the economy and the Los Angeles community. She is also the proud recipient of the prestigious "Ernest Royal Pioneer Award" awarded by the Multi-Cultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance which is presented to individuals who best exemplify Ernie Royal's pioneering spirit and commitment to leadership in supporting diversity, mentoring and providing career opportunities in the foodservice industry.
Lina resides in Manhattan Beach, California and along with snowboarding, enjoys traveling the world.
Clipper Corporation | Company | Awards, 12 Sept 2015 [cached]
Lina Hu
Clipper Awards
We don't like to boast, but we've won quite a few awards over the years. And we're very proud of all our award-winning projects, capabilities and people. While our work is rewarding, we're always delighted and honored when respected organizations recognize our achievements.
Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Meets President Obama Clipper CEO & Founder's Success Story Earns Magazine's Prestigious 25th Anniversary Cover
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Lina Hu 2004
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Clipper Corporation | Solutions | Success Stories, 12 Sept 2015 [cached]
Success Stories | Clipper Chairman/CEO Lina Hu selected for “Real People, Real Successâ€� ad campaign. | Clipper supplies over a million branded utensils for national ad campaign. | Clipper cookware prepares over 100 Million Grand Slam Breakfasts for Denny’s. | Clipper engineers precision scoop to provide a better customer experience. | Clipper makes new Target uniform program rollout easy and effortless. | After five years, Clipper continues to expand their product line for UPS. | Success Stories | Read More » Clipper Corporation | Solutions | Success Stories
Recently Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation's Chairman/CEO was included in Burger King Corporation's most recent Print Ad Campaign "Real People, Real Success."
Lina Hu Burger King Ad
This campaign focuses on, and includes, successful Burger King employees, franchisees, and suppliers. Ms. Hu was very proud and honored to be a part of this campaign as one of Burger King's top vendors and has praised Burger King for their "culture of inclusion and respect for diversity."
Clipper Corporation | News, 4 Nov 2013 [cached]
Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation's Founder and CEO was honored to meet former President Bill Clinton and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently in Miami, Florida.
US Government Selects Clipper Chairman & CEO Lina Hu to Represent Foodservice Industry on Trade Committee Date: November 10, 2011
The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative have jointly named Lina Hu, Chairman/CEO of Clipper Corporation to represent the foodservice and hospitality sectors on the government's Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business.
Clipper is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of restaurant supplies and uniforms to market-leading foodservice and retail companies. Hu arrived in America in 1992 with no contacts and unable to speak English yet went on to start Clipper and build it into a successful company with numerous clients including Burger King Corporation, Denny's Restaurants, Darden (Capital Grille, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse), UPS and Target Stores. Now with this new appointment, she will provide knowledge to be used by the U.S. government to pursue trade objectives that reflect the concerns and interests of the private sector.
Lina Hu Named as HomeWorld Business 2015 Person to Watch
Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Meets President Obama MBE Magazine Cover Story Featuring Clipper CEO & Founder Lina Hu
Lina Hu to Represent Foodservice Industry on Trade Committee
World Journal Profiles Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Clipper Corporation Receives Home Depot Top Minority Supplier Award Clipper Corporation
Clipper Corporation | News, 7 Mar 2015 [cached]
Lina Hu Named as HomeWorld Business 2015 Person to Watch Date: August 18, 2014
Clipper is Excited to Share with You the Attached HomeWorld Business Magazine Cover Story Featuring Lina Hu
Lina was selected as one of six members of the all-star team expected to have a significant impact on the housewares industry in the coming years.
Founded in 1994 by award-winning entrepreneur Lina Hu, Clipper is recognized as a leading global distributor and supplier of professional kitchen accessories and restaurant supplies for national and global chains, including Capital Grille, Denny's, Yum Brands, Darden Restaurants, UPS, California Pizza Kitchen, TGI Fridays among others.
Lina Hu Named as HomeWorld Business 2015 Person to Watch
Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Meets President Obama MBE Magazine Cover Story Featuring Clipper CEO & Founder Lina Hu
Lina Hu to Represent Foodservice Industry on Trade Committee
World Journal Profiles Clipper Founder & CEO Lina Hu Clipper Corporation Receives Home Depot Top Minority Supplier Award Clipper Corporation
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