Superior Printing Ink Announces Management Appointments

TETERBORO, NJ—June 11, 2009—Superior Printing Ink, the leading supplier of commercial sheetfed inks in North America, has announced several key changes to the company’s management team, effective June 15, 2009.

James La Rocca has been promoted to Superior’s Chief Operating Officer. La Rocca, a 40 year veteran of Superior, will now have overall accountability for Superior’s sales, technology, manufacturing and branch operations.

Stephen Foy, a 24 year employee and currently Vice President, Midwest & West Regions, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations. Foy will be responsible for the newly aligned national branch network, which will continue to provide local customers with products and technical support.

Richard Czarnecki, currently Vice President, Technology, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Czarnecki brings over 25 years of diversified working experience in the printing ink industry, and will be responsible for all technology functions at Superior.

Peter Nunez, CPA, a 17 year employee, has been promoted to Vice President, Finance and Administration. Nunez will work closely with Mr. La Rocca to ensure that Operations and Finance are working together to maintain and grow Superior’s industry leadership position.

Stanley R. Hittman, Superior’s Executive Vice President, comments, “Our new management team brings the leadership and commitment necessary as we continue to provide our customers with the best products, services, and technical support in the industry. These changes will allow us to capture the most efficient utilization of our branch network and the Superior staff who support our customers every day. These key promotions from within the company clearly reflect the strength of the Superior Printing Ink team, and our recognition of the skills, knowledge and years of experience of some of our most senior managers.”

About Superior Printing Ink
Founded in 1918, Superior Printing Ink Co., Inc. has grown to become the leading supplier of commercial sheetfed inks in North America. The privately owned company celebrated 91 years of service to the graphic arts industry in 2009. Superior owns and operates 17 full-service manufacturing branches in the U.S. and maintains over 20 in-plant customer service locations. In addition, the company operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries dedicated to the manufacture of small press inks (Spinks Ink) and flexographic and gravure inks (Gotham Ink). Superior Printing Ink Company, Inc. is headquartered in Teterboro, New Jersey. For more information, please contact Superior’s National Customer Service Center at (203) 287-2880, or by e mail at