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NAPIM/NPIRI Awards Go to Graunke, Krause, Hsu

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The 2012 NAPIM/NPIRI Technical Conference recently marked its 56th successful year at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Ill., USA. This year's conference was attended by 140-plus ink manufacturers and suppliers and featured short courses, tabletop exhibits/supplier spotlights, and cutting edge technical and regulatory presentations. This year's conference also featured the Open Board and Annual Awards Dinner, which was attended by more than 150 people.

Jon Graunke of INX International received the 2012 Technical Achievement Award and Rick Krause of BASF Corp. was honored with the TAM Service Award. More information about these awards is available online.

The NPIRI Lecture Series awards, sponsored by Lawter Inc., were also presented at the Open Board/Awards Dinner at this year's conference. The first place winning paper was presented by Charlie Hsu of BASF in the Wednesday morning session. Gene Cassidy of Lawter International presented the first place prize to Charlie Hsu and Rick Grandke of BASF Corp. The second place award was presented to Matt Carroll of Evonik Corp.


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