Most recently, Mr. Brooks was president of EC Pigments and, before that, president of Wolstenholme International. He had an extended career at Lawter International, with his last position being vice president of sales. Mr. Brooks’ experience fits in perfectly for the new Black Dispersion division, along with being able to support Inksolutions with the Dong Yang metallic ink sales and its vehicle and overprint product line.
“With this move, along with some of the others announced earlier, shows you that ‘We're putt'n The Band Back Together!’,” said John Jilek, Inksolutions’ president-again. “We have grouped some of the strongest people in the varnish business together to build a strong company. The results should stress our dedicated attention to the lithographic ink maker.”
Inksolutions will manufacture these products at its Commerce, CA plant, which currently manufactures varnish along with spackle and paint products. The Chicago facility will specialize in manufacturing varnish, additives and overprint varnishes, which are becoming a significant part of Inksolutions’ business.