Shane Bertsch is the new vice president of Strategic Planning & Innovation for INX International Ink Co. Bertsch joins INX after spending the last 13 years at HAVI, a global supply chain and packaging service provider for leading food service brands. During his time there, he launched HAVI’s Recycling and Waste Solutions business and led sustainability, business process, and product stewardship efforts.

Most recently, Bertsch was responsible for HAVI’s innovation initiatives as Vice President of Innovation. He also worked with INX to develop INXhrc™,natural-based water, solvent and conventional inks for clean and sustainable packaging that were introduced to the market last January.

“We have known and worked with Shane for a long time. He is a gifted leader with a proven record of utilizing innovation techniques to identify and build new business opportunities,” said John Hrdlick, president and CEO of INX International Ink Co.

Prior to his years with HAVI, Bertsch worked for Abbott Laboratories, Unilever and Stone Container Corporation. He earned a Master of Engineering Management degree from Northwestern University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging from Michigan State University.