The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) honored Anthony Bean, technical director of pigments and dispersions for Sun Chemical, and Joon Choo, vice president of marketing for Shamrock Technologies, with prestigious honors during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) annual Technical Conference on Oct. 20.
Mr. Bean received the Technical Achievement Award (TAA) for his work at Sun Chemical. He has been in the ink industry for more than 40 years, and was part of the original team that invented UV inks and coatings. Mr. Bean has long been involved in the UV and EB fields.
Mr. Choo was honored with the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award for his innovations at Shamrock Technologies. Born in Malaysia, Mr. Choo joined Shamrock Technologies in 1983, where he has served as development chemist, technical director, and sales and marketing director of Asia-Pacific before becoming vice president of marketing.