INX International Ink Co., based on the approval of its Board of Directors, has appointed three new Vice Presidents to its executive team, including Michael Brice, Bill Giczkowski and James Kochanny. Back in April, INX also promoted Rick Westrom and added Craig Reid to its leadership team.
Michael Brice is now VP of Offset Operations for the company’s facilities at Dunkirk, New York, and West Chicago, Illinois. He joined INX in November 2011 as Director of Business Development. Brice is a 28-year printing ink industry veteran.
Bill Giczkowski, who joined INX in 1998, becomes VP of Information Technology. He manages both the IT and Customer Service departments in Schaumburg, Illinois. James Kochanny, who is a 34-year veteran of the industry, is now VP of Liquid Operations for the facilities located Wisconsin and Illinois (Homewood and the Mason Avenue operation in Chicago).
“Mike, Bill and James have provided valuable contributions to our company and their promotions are well deserved,” said Rick Clendenning, President & CEO of INX International.
Rick Westrom, who has worked at INX International for 25 years and continues his role as Senior VP of Strategic Sourcing, has taken on the additional title as Research & Development Director. With his new role, Westrom takes over the company’s R&D facilities in West Chicago, Illinois.
“Rick has done a fantastic job for INX International throughout his career,” said Clendenning. “These two roles are very important and by having Rick handle the responsibilities of these positions, it creates a great deal of synergy in two important areas within our company.”
At the beginning of April, Craig Reid joined the leadership team at INX International as Director of Global Strategy, Digital. He is to focus on the growth strategy for the company’s digital division of current and emerging inkjet ink, colour and integration technologies. Reid worked for 25 years at DuPont in positions as Director of Marketing and Global Business Manager for DuPont’s Digital Printing Business Unit, as well as serving as Product Portfolio Manager and in various field technical and sales roles.
“Backed by the core chemistry science of parent company Sakata INX, the future of inkjet ink and integration technologies at INX is very strong,” said Reid. “Triangle and Prodigy are solid brands that have established reputations with their customers.”
INX International Ink Co. describes itself as the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 15 facilities in the U.S. and Canada. It is an entity owned by Sakata INX worldwide operations.