John Copeland, Ex Toyo Ink America President, Is NAPIM's New Executive Director
ATLANTA—September 21, 2015—NAPIM has appointed John Copeland as the next executive director of the National Association for Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). Copeland has been a NAPIM Board member for eight years, and is currently serving as the board president for 2014-2015.
"We are excited about starting this next chapter at NAPIM with John at the helm. Brad Bergey has been a great leader for NAPIM, and he will be missed," said Pat Carlisle, NAPIM president.
Copeland brings over 35 years of ink industry experience to his new role at NAPIM. He has served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and worked in several different industry roles at Flint Ink, Sicpa Ink Systems, Web Inks Ltd./Prestige Color, Handschy Industries, and most recently as president and COO at Toyo Ink America.
The executive director manages and directs all activities of the association subject to the policies established by the executive committee and board of directors and through the office of the president. In line with the direction from the executive committee and board of directors, the executive director carries out the mission of NAPIM and NPIRI, strives to meet the needs of the members, and represents the printing ink industry where appropriate.
Copeland will begin his new role on November 1, 2015. Brad Bergey will remain on until the end of the year to help with the transition.
About NPIRI and NAPIM
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since its founding in 1916. The overall purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry, as well as representing the industry as a whole on a national basis. In addition, NAPIM provides seminars, conferences, publications, bulletins and consultation services to its member companies on an ongoing basis.
The association exists in order to serve its membership, which is accomplished by being both re-active and pro-active on key issues affecting the ink industry. NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials and manufacturers of instrumentation and equipment utilized by the printing ink industry.
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) is the technical arm of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and produces the association’s Standards & Tips.