David Savastano, Editor07.31.18
For Jonathan Graunke of INX International Ink Co., joining the ink industry back in 1992 was pretty much an accident.
“My start in the industry was actually somewhat accidental,” recalled Graunke, who is VP energy curable technology, research & development at INX. “I was still an undergraduate at the UIC (Illinois-Chicago) doing some research for a professor. Although I still had at least a semester of school to go, he asked if I would do an interview with a company as a favor to fill in the schedule, and to get some practice interviewing.
“It turned out INX was the company, and they offered me a full-time position, while offering to pay for my schooling if my grades were kept up,” added Graunke. “They worked with my schedule to accommodate a full work and class load. I honestly thought it would be a temporary job and the rest is history.”
Graunke’s joining INX as an R&D chemist proved to be fortunate fo
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