By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Four Sun Chemical employees were honoured with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) Pioneer Award, one of the most prestigious honours in the ink manufacturing industry.
Sun Chemical’s Chris Allen, Harold Osorio, Christopher A. Parrilli and Corey Soeldner were each presented with the award, which honours those who have given more than 20 years of service to the printing ink industry through their work with one or several printing ink companies or suppliers, in addition to service work with ink associations, production clubs and other committees. NAPIM also considers technical contributions in the areas of laboratory, engineering, production or product development.
“Sun Chemical is proud to have employees with such a strong commitment to advancing innovation in the ink manufacturing industry,” said Myron Petruch, president and CEO, Sun Chemical. “We’re thrilled that NAPIM has recognized Harold, Chris, Corey and Chris for their well-deserved achievements and long-term commitment to the printing ink industry.”
As a global key account manager, Allen brings 40 years of experience in the printing inks industry. His work at Sun Chemical has seen him handle lab development and product management for products sold into the ink industry, as well as receive the Art Finn Award and Bill Breagy Sales Manager Award for tremendous achievement.
Osorio is Sun Chemical’s technical manager – North American Liquid Inks, where he supports many key technology areas with global scope, including Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. He has made many contributions to the science of printing ink formulation, manufacturing and application, and is credited with developing high colour strength and high-speed inks.
After beginning his career with Sun Chemical in 1980, Parrilli has risen through the organization to become president, North American Inks (NAI). He is an expert in the ink manufacturing industry with significant contributions to the finance, sales and operations areas.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Soeldner is currently vice-president of procurement, North America, at Sun Chemical. He has worked through many changes in the industry such as raw material price fluctuations, oil price volatility and supplier force majeures, and continues to collaborate on new products, supply alternatives and regulations.