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Van Son Makes Shifts in Senior Management Positions

July 15, 2010
ISLANDIA, NY—July 15, 2010— Van Son Holland Ink Corp., a leading global manufacturer of high performance printing inks for offset presses, today announced a key shift in the roles and responsibilities of three senior management staff members to prepare for future growth.

Effective immediately, former Van Son North American President Joe Bendowski has been promoted to CEO where he will oversee and direct all operations of the company with a particular focus on business development. “Along with the President, I will develop and manage our strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and promote profitability and future growth,” Bendowski said. Bendowski will also maintain his seat on the board of directors for the entire Van Son Group of Companies worldwide to help seek new business opportunities for the potential expansion of the global organization.

To fill Joe Bendowski’s position, Van Son has promoted former Vice President of Sales & Marketing, John Sammis, to President. Sammis has a proven track record for advancing position in the commercial sheet‐fed printing ink market and will assume the direct leadership of all of the Company’s functions with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining client relationships. Finally, former National Sales Manger John Bendowski will take the helm of Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With an infectious enthusiasm for the ink business, John Bendowski has established a reputation for excellence within the industry. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he will be responsible for Van Son’s nationwide sales and technical staff. He will also interact with our clients at the mid to executive level in order to reinforce and support Van Son’s unique “Direct Through Distribution” network.

“Through this newly created management team we all can be confident that Van Son will continue to enhance its reputation as one of the most admired and respected companies in the Graphic Arts industry.” said Joe Bendowski.

“Our goal is to keep evolving,” added John Sammis. “So keep an eye on Van Son’s new initiatives in the months to come.”

About Van Son Holland Ink

Van Son is a leading global supplier of fine printing inks with a focus on comprehensive support and expert execution. With a strategic global network spread into the world’s key regions, Van Son is uniquely able to optimize both our product and your pressroom environment, to provide unparalleled quality, consistency, and cost efficiency. At heart, Van Son, is a color company. This means we help businesses inspire emotion in their audiences—whatever the product or package. In this way we sell more than cans of ink but both the means and method to improve your products on any press—every time. For more information, visit

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