Ben’s 100th Birthday!
May 23rd sets another milestone in Tripar’s history. Ben Sevack, founder of Tripar, is 100 years old!
Ben, born in London in 1923, grew up assisting his father in his photographic studio. When World War II began, he turned his technical skills towards manufacturing surgical instruments for the war effort and joined the Home Guard. Enduring the relentless bombings of "the Blitz," his hometown was attacked 71 times over 267 days, culminating in the devastation of his own home.
In 1942, Ben was called up for service and recruited by the Royal Engineers due to his technical background. After basic training, he specialized in maintaining field surveying instruments. Despite the army's need for frontline soldiers, a perceptive Brigadier recognized Ben's tradesman experience and allowed him to proceed to Naples.
After the war, Ben embarked on a transformative journey to Canada, determined to forge a new path for himself. In 1949, fueled by his determination for success, he seized the opportunity to establish Tripar in Montreal, the city that welcomed him. Interestingly, the initial press Ben acquired had a fascinating history—it still held the die used for manufacturing ammunition shells.
Little did he know that this fortuitous encounter would shape the destiny of his venture and become an integral part of his legacy.
Ben has always been a passionate traveler, deriving immense joy from exploring new destinations and immersing himself in diverse cultures. His adventurous spirit extends to horseback riding, a passion that allowed him to connect with the natural world and experience new adventures. Language acquisition is another area where Ben excels. Having mastered five languages, several while stationed during the war; besides English, he also speaks Italian, German, Spanish and French, effortlessly communicating and connecting with people from various linguistic backgrounds. These hobbies not only showcase Ben's versatility but also reflect his insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge in different aspects of life.
He has three grandchildren and 4 (soon to be 5) great-grandchildren whom he is very proud of and deeply cherishes and loves. It was lovely spending his birthday all together.