Paul Volpe, who served as technical coordinator for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) from 1976-95, died Feb. 9, 2002.
Prior to coming to NAPIM, Mr. Volpe enjoyed a full career at Sinclair and Valentine from 1953 to 1975. A fixture in the printing ink industry for 42 years, Mr. Volpe was honored with NAPIM’s Printing Ink Pioneer Award in 1985 and the New York Printing Ink Production Club’s Master Ink Technologist Award in 1990.
His colleagues at NAPIM remember Mr. Volpe for his knowledge and his warm personality.
“I knew Paul back when we both were at Sinclair & Valentine,” said James Renson, who served as NAPIM’s executive director from 1975-91. “He ran our S&V plant in Cuba, and after the revolution, he was relieved from his duties with a man with a gun. He just picked up his hat and walked out.
“He was a very pleasant and
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