David Savastano, Ink World Editor06.02.09
Dan DeLegge, third from left, this year’s recipient of NAPIM’s TAM Service Award, is joined by his wife, Kristi, as well as John Jilek Sr., at left, and John Jilek Jr., at right.
In 1981, Dan DeLegge, a recent graduate from Northern Illinois University, interviewed for a bench chemist’s position at Lawter International.
Mr. DeLegge, who held a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with minors in math and physics, interviewed with Lawter’s Lud Horn and Greg Borucke.Mr. Borucke, now a consultant with Inksolutions LLC, recalled that Mr. DeLegge was extremely nervous.
“He was so nervous when we interviewed him, he couldn’t even draw a chemical structure,” Mr. Borucke said.
Still, Lawter took a chance on Mr. DeLegge, and it certainly paid off. Mr. DeLegge, who is now vice president smoke ’n’ mirrors for Inksolutions LLC, received the prestigious Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award fromthe Nation
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