David Savastano, Editor05.20.19
For Dave Maternowski, VP of quality for INX International Ink Co., receiving the Pioneer Award will always be a special moment.
“Receiving the Pioneer Award was truly a wonderful night,” said Maternowski. “I will always enjoy the memory of watching my wife Kim’s face as she figured out that the person they were talking about was actually me. I think the words ‘Dunkirk New York’ was the final giveaway as she looked up – saying, ‘seriously? You?’ Kimberly, ‘it’s not far removed from the realm of possibility’, as I laughed to myself.
“Joking aside, it was a cool night for lack of a better adjective,” he continued. “Jumping in on a new career field in the early 1980s, learning to manage a large scale manufacturing operation, and working in a corporate environment may have helped me get nominated, but the truth is, it’s the people I worked with that put m
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