Top Companies Report

14 Nazdar


14 Nazdar
8501 Hedge Lane Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66227-3290
Phone: 913 422-1888
Fax: (913) 422-2296

Sales: $75 million (and more than $100 million in ink sales, equipment and supplies, Ink World estimate).
Major Products: Screen printing, digital and narrow web inks, including conventional, UV and water-based.

Richard Bowles
Key Personnel: Mike Fox, CEO; Richard Bowles, president; Phil McGugan, VP, sales and technical support; James MacDonald, VP, global marketing; Mike McGowan, VP and technical director; Jim Davidson, VP, global operations; Mike Harjung, VP, narrow web business unit.
Operating Facilities: Five in the U.S., UK, Singapore and Mexico.
Comments: A longtime leader in the North American screen printing ink industry, Nazdar has evolved with its customers, developing a major presence in the inkjet ink field over the past eight years. As a result, the company continues to enjoy growth in these fields, with the company enjoying increasing sales throughout its portfolio in 2013.

“Nazdar had an excellent 2013, with growth in most market segments it serves,” said Jay Tharp, marketing communications director for Nazdar. “Nazdar saw good growth in most ink segments, and especially in the digital inkjet arena. Nazdar continued to expand its global presence through increased distribution and expansion of international representatives.

“Due to worldwide marketing and international distribution placement, Nazdar’s sales growth in the digital inkjet markets continued to be substantial,” Tharp added. “While the specialty graphic screen printing market is reportedly dwindling, Nazdar saw strong returns, especially in the industrial segments.”

Nazdar had numerous highlights during the past 12 months, beginning with promoting Richard Bowles to president of Nazdar Ink Technologies in April 2013. Bowles joined Nazdar in 2002 as vice president of marketing, and since 2005 has served as vice president and general manager of Nazdar Ink Technologies.

In other personnel moves, Phil McGugan was promoted to vice president, sales and technical support for Nazdar Ink Technologies, which will allow the company to more closely align its Americas-based sales, technical service and Nazdar Consulting Services teams. James MacDonald was promoted to vice president of marketing for Nazdar Ink Technologies, with the goal of expanding Nazdar’s presence internationally. MacDonald had led the Nazdar, Ltd. marketing team for digital product lines.

Raw material prices continue to be volatile, but Nazdar has taken steps to control costs for its customers.

“Although the raw material pricing from some suppliers have been a rollercoaster ride in 2013, Nazdar, as always has focused on continual improvements to its production and products that enable it to maintain a modest cost increase to their customers,” Tharp said.
Coming off of an excellent year in 2013, Nazdar is looking forward to further growth in 2014.

“Our outlook for 2014 is stellar,” Tharp concluded. “With our continued focus on worldwide growth, internal product and processes optimization, and customer satisfaction, we are confident in the results of 2014.”