Van Son CEO Joe Bendowski Celebrates 50 Years with the Company

HAUPPAGE, NY—April 30, 2012—As it embarks on its own 140th anniversary, Van Son Holland Ink, a leading global manufacturer of printing inks, announced it is also celebrating its CEO Joe Bendowski’s 50-year anniversary with the company. While attending St. John’s University, Bendowski started as a stock boy in Van Son’s Mineola, NY, office. He rose through the company ranks to become president in 1994 and CEO in 2010.

Bendowski was instrumental in proactively developing the company’s strategy for expanding the business throughout the evolution of the industry, including gaining a leadership position in the commercial print market. A party was held in his honor this past Friday.

Bendowski was intricately involved in the development of the company’s vast distribution network, which fueled its rapid growth within small press products—including rubber base ink and acrylic—as well as the development of its commercial sheetfed line—including its Quickson and Vs Series.

“Joe’s story is one of a man who has dedicated his career to helping make a difference both within Van Son as well as the industry as a whole,” said John Sammis, president of Van Son. “Always upholding the core values of commitment and integrity, Joe’s desire to make a difference in the lives of those around him has enabled him to be a true team player and mentor to all. His ability to embrace change and adapt to the ever evolving needs of our industry has been the impetus for helping Van Son maintain its leadership status in the market.”

While Bendowski appreciates his interests outside of work including golf, travel, boating and spending time with family and friends, it appears he stands ready to follow in the footsteps of the company’s visionary heritage and continue leading Van Son into the next era of the digital printing age.

About Van Son
Van Son Holland Ink blends progressive technology with world-class support to deliver unparalleled ink solutions for any substrate, printing production technology, or pressroom environment. Our process is proactive and consultative, leveraging our extensive global assets and human resources to secure the highest level of pressroom performance, quality, and consistency. Our value stems from our in-depth analysis of your needs, pressroom conditions, environmental concerns, and workflow to ensure excellence and economy on any press—every time.

Source: Van Son.

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