INX International Ink Company's chairman receives Printing Ink Pioneer Award.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor10.15.09
Mitsuo Matsuzawa, chairman of INX International Ink Co., was recently honored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) for his many years of service to the ink industry.
Mr. Matsuzawa was first introduced to printing ink 37 years ago when, after graduating from college, he went to work for Sakata Inx Corporation in Japan. His first assignments were to develop his company’s overseas business, first in Southeast Asia, and then elsewhere.
“After finishing my university studies, I joined Sakata Inx Corporation,” said Mr. Matsuzawa. “I was drawn to the corporation and industry because Sakata represented one of Japan’s oldest ink corporations. I had the opportunity to meet the late Mr. Sakata before I entered the company, and I was very impressed that he was going to develop more international business in the future. At the time, Sakata Inx Corp. had two major businesses in Japan–ink and electronics. My first experience in the
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