La Rocca joined Superior Printing Ink in 1970, beginning as a color matcher and rising to COO. He previously received NAPIM’s 2014 Printing Ink Pioneer Award, and served as a member of NAPlM’s Board of Directors.
In addition, NAPIM presented nine Printing Ink Pioneer Awards during the ceremony. The honorees include:
• David Aynessazian, VP technical and marketing, Kustom Group.
• Kevin Bergeson, global category manager – packaging raw materials, Flint Group.
• James Felsburg, field marketing manager, Sun Chemical.
• Jim Garner, director of technical services, Flint Group Pigments.
• Jack Powers, marketing manager, Sun Chemical.
• Luigi Ribaudo, purchasing manager, Sun Chemical.
• Dan Shevkun, director manufacturing services, Superior Printing Ink.
• Dave Waller, North American VP for rigid packaging and offset sales, INX International Ink Co.
• Ami Youhana, technical manager of sheetfed inks, Sun Chemical.