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CDR Pigments & Dispersions Names Foster VP and General Manager

Published on 2005-03-29. Author : SpecialChem

Elizabethtown, KY -- CDR Pigments & Dispersions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that Craig Foster has assumed the position of vice president, general manager of the company. Foster's promotion is part of Flint Ink's formal succession planning process, with the expectation that Foster will assume the role of president of CDR Pigments & Dispersions at the end of 2005, when current President W. Rucker Wickline retires.

In his capacity as vice president and general manager, Foster will be responsible for all of the company's manufacturing and technical operations. Wickline will continue to direct CDR's sales and financial activities.

Foster has been employed with the company for more than ten years, and is credited with establishing Flint Ink's Arrowhead Trading Company in Asia. His previous work experience includes time in the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine and mobile construction programs. Most recently, he held the position of vice president and general manager of global sourcing for CDR.

CDR Pigments & Dispersions

CDR Pigments & Dispersions is a leading manufacturer of high-quality colorants and varnish for ink, plastic and paint applications. A supplier to more than 50 ink manufacturers, CDR also provides color technology to non-ink markets. Major products include flushed colors, dry pigments, presscake, and alkyds. Founded in1980 by Flint Ink Corporation, CDR has nearly 500 employees in four locations.

Flint Ink

Founded in 1920, Flint Ink is the largest privately-owned printing ink manufacturer in the world. The company offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital and specialty printing materials and equipment. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, the corporation is organized into nine segments: North America, Latin America, Asia, India/Pacific, Flint-Schmidt (Europe), Jetrion LLC (digital inks, equipment and integration), Precisia LLC (printed electronics), Progressive Color Media LLC (color management services) and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 4,400 people, and has sales in excess of USD$1.4 billion.

Source: Flint Ink

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