Kwik Kopy Founder to Visit Baylor Sept. 10

Aug. 26, 1996

by Alan Hunt

Bud Hadfield, the founder of Kwik Kopy Corp., will visit Baylor University on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to speak to business students and to sign copies of his new book, "Wealth Within Reach," at the Baylor Book Store.

His business empire - which today spans 15 countries around the world - started as a small letterpress printing shop in Houston, which he opened in 1948 after a series of business failures. In 1967, Hadfield discovered a new positive imaging camera and immediately grasped the concept of instant printing. That was the beginning of what developed into the Kwik Kopy Corp.

Hadfield is now chairman of the board of the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development, a holding company which includes Kwik Kopy and two other printing franchise companies located worldwide. As a group, they are the largest quick printing chain in the world. The International Center for Entrepreneurial Development is headquartered in Cypress, Texas.

In a forward to his book, Hadfield states, "We all have the talent to fail. Some are better at it than others. But all failures are temporary until you accept one of them as permanent. By doing some things right, I found myself a multi-millionaire within a few years. By making a wrong turn or two, and a major error, I darn near blew it all."

His wife, Mary Phillips Hadfield, is a graduate of Baylor, where she received a bachelor of science degree.

Hadfield is scheduled to address business students at the Hankamer School of Business in classroom presentations on Tuesday morning and between 2-3:30 p.m. he will be at the Baylor Book Store to autograph copies of his book. "Members of the Baylor family and the public are invited to visit with Mr. Hadfield," said Dr. Nancy B. Upton, director of the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship.

Mr. and Mrs. Hadfield will be the guests of honor at a 12:30 p.m. lunch hosted by professors and entrepreneur students at the Gregory Room at the Bill Daniel Student Center, where Dr. Terry S. Maness, Hankamer acting dean and the Carr P. Collins Professor of Finance, will make a presentation to them.

For more information, contact Dr. Upton at 817-755-2265.

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