In March Jennifer Stapp Simons was promoted to Vice President of Business Development. In June Harold Rubin was promoted to Sr. Executive Vice President. Also in June Peter Nunez was promoted · to ·Chief Financial Officer. In September Angel Torres was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. After 47 years Service, Jim La Rocca retired from the Company. Paul Fernandez was promoted to Northeast Regional Vice President and Cliff Panczyk was promoted to Midwest Regional Vice President. In December, the new UV Facility in Hamden, CT became fully operational. This Capital Improvement and Investment project was undertaken to improve the Company’s current efficiencies and ensure continued future growth. 17
In April Stanley R. Hittman retired from his position of Executive Vice President 16
In January Superior acquired the assets of Ink Makers, further strengthening the Company’s presence in the West Coast. 15
In April George Varughese was promoted to Vice President of Technology. 14
In April, after 47 years of exemplary service, Salvatore Moscuzza retired from his position as Senior Vice President / Principal Ink Technologist.
In April, Salvatore Moscuzza, Senior Vice President / Principal Ink Technologist, won the NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer Award. In July, Richard Czarnecki joined Superior as the new Vice President of Technology. In September, Superior opened a new Baltimore/Washington branch office in Glen Burnie, Maryland. In October, the Los Angeles branch relocated to a new, state of the art facility in Commerce, California.
In September, after 43 years of distinguished service to both Superior and the graphic arts community, Mr. Harvey R. Brice retired from his position as Superior’s Managing Director. In September, Superior relocated its corporate offices and the New York branch to 100 North Street, Teterboro, New Jersey.
In January, after 16 years of service, Robert Bernatavitz was promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing with responsibility for the management of CMF 1, CMF 2, the WDC, and the Newark varnish manufacturing plant. Anthony Cieri joined Superior to replace Irving Stolberg as head of Corporate Technical Service. Construction began on a varnish manufacturing facility at CMF 1 in Hamden, Connecticut. In November, after 20 years of distinguished service, Michael R. Brice relinquished his position as Superior’s President. In November, Jeffrey I. Simons assumed the role of President in addition to his positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. In December, Superior officially opened its new varnish manufacturing facility at CMF 1. This 12,000 square foot addition employs state of the