Fred Perenic served his country as a Marine helicopter Crew Chief from 1970-1974. During his time in the Marines, he learned the basics of sound leadership and teamwork. Fred left the Marines in 1977 and started a collaboration with 3M on a breakthrough opportunity to die cut their first generation nameplates. The collaboration with 3M started while Perenic was working in sales for another tape company. From this collaboration, Argent was born and incorporated in February 1978 as a Tier 1 supplier of self-adhesive die-cut components to the global automotive, industrial and medical markets. Perenic continues to oversee every facet of the Argent Organization as the President and CEO.