Every February, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) breaks up the winter months with its Winter Interlude, a dinner and dance enjoyed by hundreds of attendees. This year, the weather may have been unseasonably warm, but still more than 250 guests came out to greet old friends and honor award winners.
The Winter Interlude was organized by Michael and Nicki Orzech of Neville Chemical and Kathy and Ned Hoffman of T.J. Hilson, and all who attended enjoyed themselves.
This year’s award winners for Ink Maker of the Year and Ink Supplier of the Year are most notable leaders in the industry. Bill Gustitus of Resinall presented the Ink Maker of the Year Award to Doug Anderson, technical director for Central Ink Corporation for the past 11 years and CPIPC president in 1998.
“It’s a surprise and an honor,” said Mr. Anderson, who began his career in 1980 as a tub washer at Bowers Printing Ink, and worked his way up through Sun Chemical, Delta Colors and Central Ink. “I never would have guessed I’d have gotten this award.”
Dave Klebine of Apollo Colors presented the Ink Supplier of the Year Award to Tom Rogers, Apollo Colors’ president and CEO.
The CPIPC honored its outgoing president, Jim Kats of Carroll Scientific, while installing its new leadership. Richard Small, president of B&D Industrial Chemicals,is the new president. Jeff Coyne of Valspar is vice president, Tobias Steik of Central Ink is treasurer,Tom Gwizdalski of Magie Bros. is secretary, and Henry Brooks of MD-Both is sergeant-at-arms.
Mr. Small becomes the second father-son team to hold the CPIPC presidency; his father, Marvin, served as president in 1995. Dave and Jay Brackens of T.H. Hilson were the first father-son team, holding the club presidency in 1988 and 1997, respectively.
“It’s absolutely an honor,” said Richard Small about following in his father’s footsteps with the CPIPC.