After 50 years of outstanding service, Irving Stolberg retired at the end of the year.
After 40 years of service, Harvey R. Brice was promoted to Managing Director. After 17 years of service, Michael R. Brice was promoted to President & Chief Operating Officer. Covar Corporation became the Newark branch. Gotham Ink and Color Company of New York and Gotham Ink of New England merged to become Gotham Ink Corporation. Superior began implementation of a five year business plan emphasizing strong focus on employee recruitment, hiring, training, and retention; development of new products and services; and continual, but sensible, investment in support operations offset by a carefully managed plan of cost containment. As part of this business plan, Superior established a second Central Manufacturing Facility (CMF 2) sharing space with the Marlboro, Massachusetts branch. The new CMF 2 took over the
Superior’s Sarasota branch moved to a more central location in Tampa, Florida. Superior’s North Haven branch moved to Wallingford, Connecticut.
After 28 years of service, Angel Torres was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Sales Vice President Anthony DiGesu retired after 25 years of loyal service. Stephen Foy was promoted to Regional Manager and took over responsibility from Jim Feeney for the Mid-West Region.
To guide Superior through its 100th birthday, and well into the 21st century, the leadership team was reorganized and expanded with Michael R. Brice as Chief Operating Officer. Superior mourned the passing of Nathan Rosen, the last surviving member of the management team that successfully guided Superior from 1961 to 1990. Nathan Rosen, Joseph M. Simons, and Meyer Mandel were strong links in the chain of Superior’s leadership history. In memorial, Superior reaffirms its commitment to maintaining the exceptional standards and integrity defined by these great leaders. Stephen Simpson joined Superior as the Senior Vice President / Chief Technical Officer, in charge of Technical Operations. Superior purchased Mueller Color, which became the new Cincinnati, Ohio branch. Superior also acquired Ink Services from Ink Systems, which became
Superior received ISO 9002 Certification at the CMF culminating a process begun in 1997. After 45 years of service, Irving Stolberg was promoted to Vice President of the newly created Corporate Technical Service department. Jim Feeney was promoted to the position of Regional Manager for the Northeast and Mid-West Regions.
Harvey R. Brice was awarded the prestigious Ault Award for outstanding contributions to the industry by NAPIM. Michael R. Brice became a member of the Executive Committee. Anthony DiGesu was promoted to Sales Vice President. CMF took over the entire 35,000 sq. ft. Hamden facility. The Hamden branch moved out of the location they shared with the CMF into a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in North Haven, Connecticut. Superior established a service station in Louisville, Kentucky and appointed Chris Brice, another member of Superior’s fourth generation of ownership, to manage the facility. Greensboro moved to a 2,700 sq. ft. facility.
Michael R. Brice was entrusted with the additional responsibilities of New York Regional Manager. Nathan Rosen retired after over 60 years of service. Superior mourned the passing of Fred Schneider. Sal Moscuzza received NAPIM’s Technical Achievement Award. Ronald Saltzman retired. Bulk production of stock items in Hamden reached levels requiring an independent management structure to operate. The CMF became a separate organization within the Hamden branch. The Carlstadt, New Jersey service Station, a satellite of the New York, branch was established in a 4,400 sq. ft. facility to service Northern New Jersey customers.