David Savastano, Editor05.15.17
David Aynessazian joined the graphic arts field as a temporary move in order to apply to Kraft Foods. Thirty-two years later, Aynessazian, VP technical and marketing for Kustom Group, has made a huge mark in the graphic arts, and is a 2017 Pioneer Award recipient.
“Due to all the labs you must take to get a chemistry degree at Northern Illinois University, I couldn’t quite complete all my classes in four years and so I needed to go one more summer to get the last classes done,” Aynessazian said. “As a result I was an August graduate. I mention this because my hope when getting a chemistry degree was to get a job at Kraft Foods. Their headquarters is in Glenview, IL, and this was the town I grew up in. But when I went there to apply after I received my degree, they said that they only hire new graduates in June and I would have to come back the following June to apply.
“So I started looking for a job that I could do
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