14 Leaders Receive Industry’s Highest Honors
Twelve international judges worked through thousands of nominations to decide the fourteen winners of this year’s awards for excellence.
The 14 individuals and companies were announced in a glittering RT Global Imaging World Awards ceremony at RemaxWorld Expo in Zhuhai China.
Diamond Pioneer Award
The winner of the prestigious Diamond Pioneer Award for 20022 was Mr Zhu Shuangquan (pictured). The award, named after the late imaging pioneer, chemist and author Art Diamond (1930-2016) is presented to an individual that demonstrates a unique enterprising, pioneering or entrepreneurial spirit that advances the imaging industry.
The 2022 awardee, Mr Zhu was honored “for founding Hubei Dinglong in 2000, vertically growing it to include others in the supply chain, for successfully listing the group on the stock exchange, for using his specialist training and experience in chemistry and materials to research, develop and produce chemical, color toners, and for building the first 1,000-ton carrier production line and the first industrialized workshop of magnetic carriers for electrostatic image developers in China.”
Recipients since 2015, include the late Ed Swartz, William Skip London, Ninestar Group’s Jackson Wang, Print-Rite’s founding CEO Arnald Ho, Uninet’s Mike Josiah, Clover’s Jim Cerkleski and Steve Weedon.
Art’s son Glenn, or daughter Eve, makes the presentation each year. This year, Glenn Diamond (pictured) made the announcement via a video hook-up from California USA.
Awards were presented for excellence and leadership in service, care for the environment, respect for IP, branding, e-commerce, quality leadership, technology innovation, and remanufacturing. Scroll down for the full list of winners, the award names and the citations for each award.
|IP Safe Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of the wrongful trade of counterfeit imaging supplies and the use of non-infringing products through the research, development and/or production of IP-safe components used in remanufactured and/or compatible printer cartridges.||Katun Corporation||USA||Katun Corporation: for actively and openly respecting the intellectual property rights of printer OEMs through the pursuit and shutting down of other factories producing criminally-counterfeit supplies; and the rigorous testing and checking of all third-party components and products it continues to promote and supply to its loyal customer base around the globe for more than 40 years.|
|Best Supplier Award||Presented to the company, organization or individual that best demonstrates loyalty and quality service through a strong sales and marketing business that promotes the benefits of using OEM and/or aftermarket imaging supplies, products and services.||Geehy Microelectronics||CHINA||Geehy Microelectronics (formerly known as Apex Microelectronics): for its outstanding research, development, production and supply of core CPU technologies, multi-core heterogeneous SoC chip design, secure encryption SoC-eSE chip design, and compatible chip design technologies to become an industry leader in response to its customer needs in over 150 countries for more than 20 years.|
|Presented to the company, organization or individual that best demonstrates loyalty and quality service through a strong sales and marketing business that promotes the benefits of using OEM and/or aftermarket imaging supplies, products and services.||Jingjie Printing Technology||CHINA||Jingjie Printing Technology: for building a loyal customer base of almost 5000 customers in Europe, Japan, Oceania, America, Africa and Asia since 1995, through its professional dedication to producing and supplying compatible printing supplies.|
|Diamond Pioneer Award||Presented in memory and honor of imaging pioneer Art Diamond (1930–2016) to an individual that demonstrates a unique enterprising, pioneering or entrepreneurial spirit that advances the imaging industry.||Shuangquan Zhu||CHINA||Shuangquan Zhu: for founding Hubei Dinglong in 2000, vertically growing it to include others in the supply chain, for successfully listing the group on the stock exchange, for using his specialist training and experience in chemistry and materials to research, develop and produce chemical, color toners, and for building the first 1,000-ton carrier production line and the first industrialized workshop of magnetic carriers for electrostatic image developers in China.|
|E-commerce Leadership Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that has demonstrated leadership or proven capability in the use of, or the promotion of, successful online e-commerce practices for the print consumables industry.||LD Products||USA||LD Products: for working hard in setting consistently high standards to maintain its number one position for the e-commerce sales of its BLI-tested, quality range of imaging supplies to end-users in North America who value a world-class customer experience.|
|Environment Betterment Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that initiates, develops or promotes environmentally friendly products, services, solutions and/or methods pertaining to the imaging supplies industry.||Clover Imaging||USA||Clover Imaging: for showing leadership in developing systems and the promotion of environmentally sustainable products through the use of remanufactured printer cartridges; and for being the first aftermarket company to develop its ESG/CSR report revealing its concerted management, governance, environment and social responsibility efforts to contribute to a more sustainable planet.|
|Excellent Service Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that has demonstrated going beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding support to their customers.||Union Technology International||CHINA||Union Technology International: for providing excellence to its long-term global network of customers with professional, efficient and effective support with product knowledge, with a willingness to listen and act on customer needs, and with competent and beneficial order tracking during the recent shortage of shipping containers and cargo ship congestion.|
|Global Brand Award||Presented to the company which has developed a strategy to advance its imaging supplies, products and services to its customers, using a clearly defined brand.||CET Group||CHINA||CET Group: for being recognised and valued by its hundreds of global dealer customers for its focus on top-quality products, support documentation, and after-sales service which underpins its great brand recognition and equity.|
|Industry Breakthrough Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that develops a solution that solves or addresses an aftermarket imaging supplies issue or obstacle.||Kilider Technology||CHINA||Kilider Technology: for its independent, innovative, pioneering work in being awarded patents for the development of core technologies that accurately and intelligently detect the concentration of toner in a range of different OEM printer cartridge models, which improves the print quality and performance of toner cartridges while minimizing the occurrence of leakage during the print engine operation.|
|Outstanding Awareness Campaign —Print Supplies||Presented to the company, organization or individual that has run a memorable or unique campaign to the market, that promotes the benefits of using aftermarket imaging supplies, products and services.||Ninestar Image Tech Limited||CHINA||Ninestar Image Tech Limited: for taking the lead in adopting emerging technologies—including its “WALK THE TALK” series of webinars and Disney animator-created short story films—to better communicate and connect its G&G brand with potential customers and its global network of partners and distributors about hot industry topics including the environment, remanufacturing, color, and legal issues.|
|Outstanding Awareness Campaign —Copier Supplies||Presented to the company, organization or individual that has run a memorable or unique campaign to the market, that promotes the benefits of using aftermarket imaging supplies, products and services.||HaoYinBao Printing Consumables||CHINA||Zhuhai Haoyinbao Printing Consumables: for actively promoting its rigorously researched and developed toner formulas and accessories for use in photocopiers to more than 1,000 importers around the world who demand an OEM-quality user experience through its range of 2,700 SKUs including copier toner cartridges, toners, waste toner bins, and drum components.|
|Quality Leader Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual who promotes, educates, and advances the use of standards that raise the quality of imaging supplies.||Mito Color Imaging||CHINA||Mito Color Imaging: for its long-term industry leadership in providing high-quality imaging supplies that meet international standards (including ISO14001, IS09001, Ten Rings, STMC, QC08000, CE, and DINT) and strict quality control standards (including research and development, testing, incoming materials inspection, production processes, packaging and shipping) to achieve lower failure rates and appreciative customers from across the globe.|
|Technology Innovation Award||Presented to a company, organization or individual that invents a new product or technology, or non-infringing solution for the imaging supplies industry.||Print-Rite||CHINA||Print-Rite: for developing a unique, “one-press-reset”, non-infringing design for cartridges that can be used in Brother printers—utilising innovative detection technology that accurately detects the number of printed pages after adding the toner powder to the cartridge—thus providing a greatly enhanced, efficient user experience for consumers.|
|Remanufacturing Achiever Award||Presented to an individual or organisation who clearly demonstrates outstanding achievement in the remanufacturing of imaging equipment and/or supplies.||Itek Solutions India||INDIA||Sushil Kumar Agarwal from Itek Solutions India: for being nominated to the Guinness World Records for remanufacturing the same HP 88A printer cartridge 72 times for the same loyal customer since December 14, 2011—a remanufacturing and engineering feat he has developed as his business model to be environmentally friendly.|
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