Color Resolutions International's Hixon Boyd recently accepted the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' Printing Ink Pioneer Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the industry for more than 25 years. Boyd is the vice president, national accounts at CRI, where he has worked for more than 17 years. He began his career in the ink industry with the J.M. Huber Corporation at the age of 23.
Hixon Boyd (left) and George Sickinger, president and CEO, CRI.
"The ink business has provided for my family and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have received," Boyd said. "NAPIM is an important leader in this industry, and I appreciate the recognition my peers have given to me with this award."
Boyd credits his longevity in the industry to a number of mentors, including George Sickinger, president and CEO, CRI.
"Hixon Boyd has been a key figure at CRI ever since we established the company in 2000," Sickinger said. "He demonstrates true service to the ink industry. We've all learned a great deal from him and are thankful to have him as part of the family at CRI."
Boyd said that his time in the ink industry has allowed him to see many parts of the world. He has also found lifelong friendships with people both outside of and within CRI.
"The only reason I'm successful is because of the people I work with who have made me successful," Boyd added. "The people at CRI are the best at what they do."