David Savastano, Editor07.31.18
As a young child, Vic Dahleen traveled with his dad, Wendel, as he brought inks to his customers. The memories stayed with him, and Dahleen made the ink industry his career as well. Now, 32 years later, he has earned NAPIM’s Printing Ink Pioneer Award.
“My father was an ink salesmen for Acme Printing Ink and I have memories of going on road trips with him at a very young age, delivering ink to the printing plants,” said Dahleen, who is VP of sales and marketing at Central Ink. “I remember being enthralled by the sights, sounds and smells of my first printing press. Printing has always appealed to my artistic sense, and the scientific side has kept me grounded knowing that you never stop learning in our business.”
Dahleen began his career as an in-plant with Acme Printing Ink in 1986, joining his dad and brothers Gregg and Brad. He moved over to Central Ink in 1992, beginning on the technical side and then on to gre
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