SCHAUMBURG, IL – Acknowledging over 30 years of achievements in the ink industry, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) bestowed a Printing Ink Pioneer Award to INX International Ink Co. executive Jim Bailen at its Centennial Convention in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Bailen has served as lead project engineer for every major facility expansion and equipment installation INX International has instituted in the last 20 years. His team has completed the design and managed construction of three recent multi-million production facility projects in the United States and overseas. He has served as the company’s Vice President of Engineering since 1999.

“Jim has an extremely observant eye to find safety situations and engineer safer ways to make ink,” commented Rick Clendenning, INX President and CEO.  “Jim has pioneered many developments over the years and truly deserves recognition for his contributions to the industry. Without him in this role, we would not be where we are today as a company with our world-class manufacturing facilities.”