Michael Gettis, general manager, Colorcon, No-Tox Products, received the Ault Award, the North American printing ink industry’s most prestigious honor, from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) during its annual convention earlier this week.
Mr. Gettis joined the ink industry in 1966, when he was hired by F.G. Okie, Inc. as a chemical operator. He rose through the ranks at Okie, and when the company was acquired by Berwind and combined into Colorcon in 1979, Mr. Gettis was named marketing manager for the No-Tox market. He was named director, marketing and sales for the No-Tox Products Division in 1990, and eventually was named general manager of the No-Tox Products Division in 2003.
Mr. Gettis is an active member of NAPIM, serving as the association’s president from 2007-09. He is a member of NAPIM’s executive board.
In addition, four ink industry leaders were selected to receive NAPIM’s prestigious Printing Ink Pioneer Award. The industry honored Lisa Fine, technical director, Joules Angstrom; Peter Ford, technical director, US Ink; Dan Lombardo, vice president operations metal decorating/UV-EB divisions and senior technical director, INX International; and Bob Lorenz, vice president of business development, Sun Chemical.