ANN ARBOR, MI (16-Dec-02) – Flint Ink has announced several organization changes within its North American operations. Bill Miller has been named President of Flint Ink North America. A veteran of the printing and ink industries Miller was previously vice president and general manager of the company’s North American Publication division. He replaces Paul Schroeder who stepped down in November. Susan Kuchta has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the North American Publication and Commercial Ink division. She was previously vice president of sales for the division. Jim Bennett, who formerly headed the commercial group, is working with Flint-Schmidt, the company’s European business unit, to complete integration of its operations following the merger of Gebrüder Schmidt and Flint Ink Europe last May. Paul Howes, former vice president and general manager of Flint Ink’s North American Packaging Group has left Flint Ink to take a position as president and CEO of Astaris, LLC. The packaging division will report directly to Bill Miller until a new general manager is named early in 2003.
Founded in 1920, Flint Ink offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital inks. Operations are organized into six segments: North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Flint-Schmidt in Europe, Digital and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 5,000 people and has sales in excess of $1.4 billion USD worldwide.
For additional information on Flint Ink’s and its value-added products and services, contact: Rita Conrad, director of corporate communications, Flint Ink: 4600 Arrowhead Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; Tel: 734-622-6362; Fax: 734-622-6131; E-mail: [email protected]
, Internet: www.flintink.com.