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Alan Kalmikoff.

In his 40 years in the ink and coatings industries, Alan Kalmikoff has worked at a veritable Who's Who of ink manufacturers and suppliers, including Roberts and Porter Printing Inks, Sun Chemical GPI, Shamrock Technologies, BE Goodrich, Carroll Scientific, Lubrizol, Nicoat and Keim Additec Surface USA, where he retired as president and CEO earlier this tear. "I can honestly tell you that the master plan out of college in 1974 did not include a run of 40 years in the printing ink and coatings industries, but life has its little twists and turns," said Kalmikoff, the 2014 recipient of the NAPIM Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award. "I have learned so much from so many and am so appreciative for having had those opportunities in my varied career."

Kalmikoff is a strong advocate of NAPIM, serving on the TAM Steering and Management Information committees, and is a member of the NAPIM Board of Directors. "Giving back to this industry has been a labor of love, but I always felt it was and is an obligation to serve, give back and to say thanks to those who have done that and set an example before me and to set an example for those who will come after," he said.

A previous recipient of NAPIM's prestigious Pioneer Award, Kalmikoff is thankful for receiving the TAM Award. "I am truly grateful and humbled for having been recognized by both NPIRI and NAPIM," Kalmikoff concluded. "The printing ink industry is very dynamic and, with change, will come many new challenges and many new opportunities. I hope to serve in a mentoring capacity for many more years to come."

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Title Annotation:NPIRI Technical Conference
Publication:Ink World
Date:Nov 1, 2014
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