Jim Bailen, an executive with Schaumburg, Illinois-based printing ink manufacturer INX International Ink Co., has just received a printing ink pioneer award from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers.
The NAPIM says it bestowed the award for the more than 30 years of achievements Bailen had in the ink industry.
According to the company, he served as lead project engineer for every major facility expansion and equipment installation that INX International has instituted in the past 20 years. His team has completed the design and managed construction of three recent multi-million-dollar production facility projects in the U.S. and overseas, and he has been the company’s vice president of engineering since 1999.
INX president and CEO Rick Clendenning credits Bailen with having engineered many pioneering safety practices and equipment over his lengthy career.