Peter Walsh (born 1962) – Current Vice President at Nazdar SourceOne. Walsh began his career in the screenprinting industry in 1986, when he went to work for TAS Screenprinting Equipment in his native Australia. During the years Walsh worked for the company TAS became a major player as a manufacturer of high quality automatic textile screenprinting presses. In 1999, Walsh came to the U.S. to become the President of TAS America Textile Screen-Printing Equipment.
In 1995, Walsh moved to Nazdar, where he became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. At Nazdar, Walsh moved up the ladder until he became Vice President and General Manager. The company has continued to grow under Walsh’s leadership.
Nazdar manufacturers the most comprehensive selection of UV, water-base, and solvent-based wide-format digital, screen printing, and flexographic inks obtainable from a single source. Nazdar inks are primarily used by printers in the Point of Purchase (POP), Banner, Container, Industrial, Metal, Nameplate – Membrane Switch, Roll Label, Sign, and Textile decorating markets.
The Nazdar story began in 1922 in the back of a small store in Chicago. Nazdar’s transformation from these humble beginnings to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of screen printing inks is the story of the emergence of the screen printing industry itself.
Throughout the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, what was then Naz-Dar focused on developing new inks to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of screen printers. The growth of the plastics industry was a major factor in the expanded use of screen printing in the 1950’s and 60’s. During this period the company’s first extensive R&D programs were established to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand for higher performance screen printing products.
In the 1960’s and 70’s, relationships were established with the core of Nazdar’s distribution network. Through this network, Nazdar now serves the US and international markets with distribution that brings Nazdar’s family of imaging products to Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, and Australia.
In 1982, Naz-Dar acquired KC Coatings. By combining the industry’s most popular ink lines, most extensive distribution, and most advanced R&D capabilities under one name, the acquisition ensured that the new Naz-Dar/KC would always be at the forefront of innovative research and product development.
In 1993, the Company acquired the ink and supplies division of Advance Process Supply Company. As a symbol of the successful unification of its acquisitions, the Company simplified its identity and became Nazdar.
Anticipating the acceptance of digital technology in the screen printing market, in 1995 Nazdar established Nazdar Digital, dedicated to serving the needs of the large format digital printing industry.
In 1997, Nazdar acquired the Canadian company, Ink Dezyne, and intensified the already successful development of digital inks for large format printers. This culminated with the highly successful launch of NDI Series digital inks in 2001.
Nazdar entered the digital printing ink market in 1998 with its NDI range of solvent-based inks, targeted at the growing range of wide and grand format inkjet printers. These products quickly became accepted within North American markets as the high performance, reliable alternative to costly OEM inks.
As part of its growth strategy, in February 2006 Nazdar acquired the business and assets of Lyson, a famous inkjet brand and one of the earliest and most innovative manufacturers of inkjet inks. The key directors and employees of this innovative company have been retained by Nazdar. Since the acquisition, the NDI and Lyson ink ranges have been integrated into a single product range under the Lyson® brand, to provide thier customers with the largest portfolio of high performance inkjet inks in the global market today. Nazdar now manufactures inkjet inks based upon all major inkjet chemistries – aqueous, solvent, low-odor solvent, oil-based, UV-curable, specialty inks for textile printing, and for coding and marking.
Also in 2006 Nazdar entered the Narrow Web Ink market and now offers a full range of UV and Water-based technology. Products include UV Rotary Screen, UV and Water-base Flexo inks (for paper and film) and multiple UV and Water-base Overprint Varnishes.
From its humble beginnings, Nazdar has grown into one of the major international manufacturers and distributors of screen, wide-format digital, and narrow-web printing inks. The Company’s strong commitment to research, customer service, and quality ensures that all of the ink, supply and equipment needs of a graphics imaging business can be met in one place — Nazdar.
Nazdar’s mission is superior service for their customers.
Our objective is to go beyond just filling an order — we’re here to provide solutions that help our customers improve their products and processes.
Fulfilling that mission requires a commitment to innovation that involves every area of the operations and our corporate behavior. It means we continue to invest in our strengths; our employees, quality, distribution, R&D, and our business partnerships. We believe that these strengths, together with the consistent practice of our Five Operating Principles, will ensure our success in serving our customers.
The Five Operating Principles of Nazdar are…
1. We are dedicated to meeting customer requirements.
Our success depends totally on our ability to satisfy our customers. Customers judge our products and services on the basis of their own needs and service requirements. Their assessments — not ours — are the only measure of our success.
2. We will pursue quality in all that we do.
Nazdar has built its reputation on quality and we will continue to meet and improve on the standards we have set. We will ensure that all employees have the opportunity to use the concepts, tools and methods of continuous improvement.
3. We respect and value all employee, supplier and business partner relationships.
We will invest in the development and education of our employees, who will share in the success of our business.
4. We accept responsibility as a corporate citizen.
We acknowledge our obligation as a business institution to help improve the quality of the society and community of which we are a part. In the conduct of all our business activities, we take positive actions to ensure equal opportunity to all.
Our goal is to stand in the forefront of companies working to make our world a better place.
5. We will conduct all business affairs ethically, with integrity, and in support of our mission and operating principles, and with free market values.
For over 80 years, Nazdar has been guided by these principles, which have made us the leading company in the screen printing industry.
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