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INX International Ink to Change Leadership in April

President and CEO John Hrdlick to retire and Bryce Kristo to be promoted.




Bryce Kristo

INX International Ink Co. (Schaumburg, IL) has announced that John Hrdlick has announced his retirement as president and CEO, effective April 30, 2023. At that time, Bryce Kristo will be promoted and serve as the new president and CEO — according to a release from the company.

Hrdlick was elevated to his current title in April 2018 when Rick Clendenning retired. Kristo was promoted at the same time to executive vice president and has worked at INX since 1991. The two will work together the next several months to ensure a smooth transition.

John Hrdlick

“I am honored that SAKATA INX and INX have trusted me to serve as President and CEO, especially since I followed Rick Clendenning. He was a strong force and leader in our company and industry for so many years,” Hrdlick is quoted in the release. 

“The last 31 years have been a tremendous learning and growth experience,” Kristo stated in the company release. “INX has given me the opportunity to contribute to the company’s success from its inception as a newly acquired entity of SAKATA INX, to the present. I have had the great pleasure to learn from many long-term co-workers about the business, and I look forward to applying that knowledge and helping others to lead the company into the future.”


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