Maurice Carruthers, vice president and general manager, Ink Division, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, receives NAPIM's Printing Ink Pioneer Award
David Savastano, Editor05.20.14
In his career spanning more that 45 years, Maurice Carruthers, vice president and general manager, Ink Division, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, has created a legacy of service to the pigment and ink industries.
In appreciation of his long-standing efforts, Carruthers has received NAPIM’s Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award in 2009, as well as the NAPIM Pioneer Award and the Metro New York Man of the Year Award this year. His career has certainly come a long way since he joined the pigment industry in 1966, signing on with Ciba-Geigy in his native Scotland as a dry color technician working on phthalocyanine.
At Ciba-Geigy, he quickly earned the notice of his superiors, receiving honors as the top lab technician and receiving a scholarship at the University of Manchester, where he earned a degree in chemistry. He also gained experience in research and production while at Ciba-Geigy. In 1976, Carruthers joined Sun Chem
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