Hrdlick, Polasik Assume New Roles at INX International
Hrdlick has spent his entire 35-year career connected to INX. He was hired in 1977 and worked the third shift at Acme Printing, which later became part of INX International when it was one of the first North American acquisitions made by Sakata INX. John learned the business from the ground up, transferring from the laboratory in Milwaukee to Charlotte and later to South Hampton, Pennsylvania.
It was in Pennsylvania where Hrdlick first became a branch manager in the early 1990s. In 1995, John was promoted to Southeast Region Manager before being named Vice President for the same region a year later. Another promotion occurred in 1999, this time as vice president of the sheetfed division, before he was transferred to INX headquarters in suburban Chicago in 2000.
In the last decade, Hrdlick has continued to be successful with each new challenge. Selected as vice president of the field operations division in 2002, he joined the INX board of directors in 2008 and was elevated to senior vice president of field operations a year later. In 2010, Hrdlick was tasked with the responsibility of overseeing INX operations at the Montreal facility. In January 2011, he became senior vice president/chief operating officer.
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 20 facilities in the United States and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations.