Rudolf Krepinsky, founder of Ceramic Antigua, passed away on September 22, 2009. He was 85.

Rudolf Krepinsky, a well-respected and longstanding member of the international ceramic tile community, passed away on September 22, 2009. He was 85.

As the founder of Ceramic Antigua, Krepinsky was a firm believer that tile was indeed art.

“The ceramic tile world has lost a great friend,” declared Edson Gaidzinski, Jr., ceo of Eliane Ceramic Tiles and currently President of Anfacer, the association of Brazilian tile manufacturers. “Rudy Krepinsky was more than just a long-time leader within our industry worldwide. He was a compassionate employer, a wonderful family man and someone I’ve known and respected my entire life. His legacy will proliferate as Ceramica Antigua products continue their tradition of quality, innovation and maintain Mr. Krepinsky’s firm conviction that tile was indeed art.”

He is survived by his wife, Marcela Krepinsky; two daughters, Suzy Krepinsky and Cynthia Rodrigues and three grandchildren.