The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) honored Jonathan Graunke, INX International Ink Compnany’s vice president, energy curable technology, and Rick Krause, business director, Printing & Packaging - North America for BASF, with prestigious honors during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) annual Technical Conference on Oct. 17, 2012.
Mr. Graunke received the Technical Achievement Award (TAA) for his work at INX International Ink Co. He has been in the ink industry since 1992, and is active in RadTech and in UV/EB matters.
“Thank you very much,” Mr. Graunke said. “I really appreciate the confidence that INX has shown me.”
Mr. Krause was honored with the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award for his service to BASF and the ink industry. Mr. Krause, who received the prestigious Printing Ink Production Award from NAPIM earlier this year, joined the Innochem division of SC Johnson as a manufacturing chemical engineer 25 years ago, and has been involved in the packaging side of the ink industry for his entire career. He serves as a director-at-large for NAPIM, and is a long-standing member of its Management Services Committee.