Teterboro, NJ 07608-1202
Phone: (201) 478-5600
Fax: (201) 478-5650
Sales: $60 million.
Major Products: Lithographic inks varnishes and coatings for conventional, waterless and UV applications; flexographic inks for water-based and UV applications; inkjet inks; gravure inks.
Key Personnel: Jeffrey I. Simons, chairman, CEO and president; Harold Rubin, CFO; James La Rocca, COO; Peter Nunez, VP, finance & administration.
Number of Employees: 230.
Operating Facilities: Fifteen branches and 15 in-plant facilities. The company operates facilities through Gotham Ink and Color operations (New York and Massachusetts) and Spinks Ink (Chicago) subsidiaries.
Comments: Superior Printing Ink remained stable during 2014, with some notable improvement over the previous year.
“Major highlights during 2014 included our continued investments in new manufacturing equipment for our Central Manufacturing Facility,” said COO James La Rocca. “We are currently researching additional equipment that I hope meets our needs and we can put on line late this year.”
The company’s UV litho inks are growing and becoming a significant portion of its overall product sales. Aqueous coating sales started to gain momentum late last year, and La Rocca said he is “excited about the sales potential during 2015.”
He added that Superior Printing Ink’s customers have come to rely on the company to help them understand the impact of regulations and their requirements. “The GHS project that must be complete by this June is consuming a lot of time and effort,” he said.
The outlook for 2015 and beyond remains positive. The time and investments required for development of new technologies and improvement of some old ones have been made, and the company says it is making progress.
“The changes in technology happen so rapidly now that keeping up is a challenge,” La Rocca said. “Fortunately, my co-workers have the desire to learn, and are able to switch gears much faster then this old inkmaker ever needed to!”