INX International Ink has made two promotions involving its R&D department, with Mark Hill and Jonathan Graunke taking on new assignments.
Hill and Graunke will work closely to take INX’s state-of-the-art R&D facility to a new level. Hill is now vice president, R&D director and Graunke has added the title of assistant R&D director to his current responsibilities as vice president, UV/EB technology. Both men were honored earlier this year with NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer Awards.
Hill’s new job returns him to INX’s R&D facility in West Chicago, Illinois. Most recently the vice president of liquid technology and assistant R&D director, he also served as general manager of the Appleton, Wisconsin facility from 2012 to April 2017. Hill’s first job in the industry was with Acme Printing Ink in Appleton in 1991.
Graunke joined INX in 1992, six months before completing his college studies. Well respected by his peers at INX and throughout the industry, he was honored in 2010 with a NPIRI Technical Achievement award. The next year, Graunke was promoted to vice president of R&D, director of energy curable systems.