As he heads into retirement, INX International Ink’s longtime leader reflects on his successful career in the ink industry.
David Savastano, Editor04.04.19
Back in 1971, Rick Clendenning joined the ink industry as a tub washer at Acme Printing Ink. Over the past 48 years, Clendenning has played a major role in the ink industry, rising through the ranks to become president of INX International Ink Co., which acquired Acme, in 1999.
Last year, Clendenning announced his retirement as INX’s president and CEO, which goes into effect at the beginning of May. Clendenning has had a major impact at INX, helping to lead the company’s entrance into digital printing, its growth in the packaging ink segment, as well as its expansion in the US, South America and Europe.
Meanwhile, Clendenning is a longtime supporter of numerous industry organizations, including the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). A longtime NAPIM director, he received the Ault Award, NAPIM’s most prestigious honor, in 2007.
As he prepares for retirement, Clendenning took some time to offer h
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