PARSIPPANY, NJ – Sun Chemical’s Maurice Carruthers has been honored with two print industry awards, the 2014 National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Pioneer Award and the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) 2014 Man of the Year.

The NAPIM Pioneer Award honors those who have given at least 25 years of service to the printing ink industry through their work with one or several printing ink companies or suppliers, in addition to service work with ink associations, production clubs and other committees. NAPIM also considers technical contributions in the areas of laboratory, engineering, production or product development.

Now in its 14th year, the Man of the Year award is given annually by the MNYPIA to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the business they work for and the ink industry as a whole.

Carruthers, a Vice President and General Manager of the Merchant Inks Division at Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, first joined the company in 1976 and has held various positions that cover all phases of the pigments group at Sun Chemical, including manufacturing, technical support, sales and marketing.