Ink Systems' founder Urban S. Hirsch III Receives NAPIM's Ault Award
David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.14.09
The Ault Award, the most prestigious honor given by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), salutes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of the industry.
Urban S. Hirsch III, the founder of Ink Systems, Inc., this year’s recipient, definitely exceeds these high standards. Under his leadership, Ink Systems has become the 20th-largest U.S. printing ink manufacturer with more than $38 million in sales in 2002, and is the leader in the high-end inplant segment.
He has also been a major supporter of NAPIM, having risen through the ranks to become its president in 1997, where he effectively combined his informal approach – he much prefers to go by his first name – with his willingness to succinctly speak out about the needs of the industry. He continues to serve NAPIM as a member of its board of directors.
Urban said he was surprised that he was chosen for the Ault Award. “It felt great to receive the
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