Starline, a supplier of promotional products, announces the passing of its founder. Joshua Lapsker passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 79
The 50-year-old family-owned and operated business says Joshua Lapsker’s grandson Mason Lapsker will carry on the family’s leadership role within the company.
Joshua Lapsker originally started his career in the promotional industry by designing and constructing machines used for pen decoration. Soon after that, he opened Starline Industries in Canada in 1969. He expanded the company to the United States (Starline USA) in 1992 in neighboring Buffalo, New York. According to the company, Joshua helped transform Starline into what it is today.
He was no stranger to hard work and innovation in his lifetime. Throughout his career, he designed and registered over 40 patents. His portfolio of businesses included a printing company rooted in the pharmaceutical industry. He was widely recognized for his role in the invention and application of advertising inside medical prescription pads.
Originally born in Russia, Joshua Lapsker and his family immigrated to Israel when he was a young boy and then to Montreal, Canada. He leaves behind three children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. According to Starline, he was known and admired for his powerful work ethic and passion for success. His family and co-workers remain dedicated to honoring his memory by carrying on his mission.