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Lina Hu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Clipper Corporation

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Clipper Corporation

21124 Figueroa St.

Carson, California,90745

United States

Company Description

Clipper Corporation is a global sourcing solutions provider, engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of uniforms and food service supplies to the hospitality industry. Clipper is dedicated to providing personal service with quick response time, extensive...more

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Lina Hu, chairman and CEO of Clipper Corporation, was recently named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017...


Clipper Proves One's Weakness Can Become Your Greatest Strength - Cloud-Based Supplier Management Solutions | ConnXus

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Clipper's Founder, Lina Hu, grew up in China.
Her family was very poor. She remembers them trying to save money by not using electricity. Once grown, she bought a one-way ticket to North America using most of her life savings. She tried to find work in a Chinese restaurant, however they wouldn't hire her because she didn't speak English. Using the last of her money, she took English classes and continued to search for a job. She couldn't even find employment as a dishwasher. As she continued to search for work, she visited many restaurants. She saw items they used and remembered factories in China that produced them. She thought, "If they won't let me clean their pans, maybe I can supply them." She then moved in with a friend in California and started calling companies from their apartment. She asked potential customers if they needed her to supply cookware or uniforms. Ironically, her weakness was becoming her strength. She spoke Chinese, so importing products from China was easier for her that her U.S. competitors. She called over 300 companies many times over two years before getting her first appointment. But this wasn't just any appointment; it was with the fast-food giant, Burger King Corporation. 2017 ConnXus Cares Share Your Story winner, Clipper founder Lina Hu 2017 ConnXus Cares Share Your Story winner, Clipper founder Lina Hu Hu was very nervous when she entered this first meeting. Hers was one of many firms vying to supply the crew hats worn by their employees. The people at Burger King asked Hu to supply a sample. She borrowed money from friends and bought a ticket back to China so she could find a supplier and obtain a sample. Burger King liked the sample and awarded her the business. She had no money to pay the factory for the first order so she convinced them to give her payment terms which was very uncommon. Once she shipped the first order to Burger King, she paid the factory. Over twenty years later, Clipper still works with that factory and Burger King is one of Clipper's largest customers. Clipper's next big customer was Darden Restaurants. That opportunity came in 1998 after a former Burger King employee began working at Darden and raved about Clipper's products. Denny's was soon to follow. With each new customer, Hu added new employees. They all squeezed into an office space she shared with a friend. In 2002, she moved to Clipper's current headquarters in Carson, California. Most of Clipper's first customers came from word of mouth. Hu was also able to obtain meetings with several companies because of Clipper's minority and woman-owned certifications. She was able to work with organizations that would not utilize a company of Clipper's size if it wasn't for their diversity initiatives.


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Clipper's Founder, Lina Hu, grew up in China.
Her family was very poor. She remembers them trying to save money by not using electricity. Once grown, she bought a one-way ticket to North America using most of her life savings. She tried to find work in a Chinese restaurant, however they wouldn't hire her because she didn't speak English. Using the last of her money, she took English classes and continued to search for a job. She couldn't even find employment as a dishwasher.


Clipper Corporation | Company | Clipper Team

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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.


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Lina Hu, our Founder, Chairman & CEO, immigrated to America from China with a dream of becoming a leader and entrepreneur.
She arrived without knowledge of the English language, but with aspirations to establish herself in this land of opportunity. After her unsuccessful attempt to find work as a dishwasher to earn a basic living and because of her dedication, commitment and unwavering belief in her dream, she founded Clipper Corporation in 1994.


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