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.
Clipper’s first break came with Burger King in 1996. Shortly thereafter, Clipper expanded its’ list of national accounts to include Darden Restaurants, YUM! Brands, IHOP, FedEx Office, Denny’s Restaurants, The Home Depot, Baja Fresh, TGIF’s and California Pizza Kitchen . Clipper’s continued growth and success is due to Lina’s inspiration and unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the most innovative, high quality products, combined with exceptional service, delivered on time at the best possible price.