Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has appointed Richard Czarnecki technical director. In this position, Czarnecki will assume responsibility for all technology functions for both the industrial and personal care divisions of MPI. Richard reports to Warren Pushaw, president of Micro Powders. He joins Micro Powders with more than 28 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. He began his career with Converters Ink (later ICI and Zeneca Inks), where his responsibilities progressed through management roles in product development, technical services, and regulatory affairs. He served as director of polymer science and engineering for 11 years at Sun Chemical’s Technical Center, where he led the development and global commercialization of polymers for use in paste, liquid, and energy curable inks and coatings. Most recently, he was chief technical officer for Superior Printing Ink, where he lead their R&D, technical service, and EH&S functions. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of Ink World Magazine and is a member of the National Printing Ink Research Institute Board of Directors and most recently served as NPIRI president.