Mitsuo Komiyama honored with special recognition award

At the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries Mitsuo Komiyama has been awarded the Label Industry Lifetime Special Recognition Award. The award was presented during the VIP reception on 26 July as part of the 2012 Label Forum Japan which is being held at Tokyo’s Bellesalle Shiodome Center.

Mr Komiyama was born in Tokyo in 1942 and joined the Fuji Shikou Co. (currently Lintec Corporation) in 1965. After working in Fuji Shikou’s sales department he established Mimasu Seal Printing (Nakano-ku, Tokyo) in 1985 which became MSP Incorporated (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) in 2005. Focusing on the industrial label market, the company has three factories close to Tokyo in the Yamanashi Prefecture and operations in Thailand and the Philippines.

A prominent force in the Japanese label sector for more than 40 years, Mr Komiyama has been responsible for strengthening Japan’s cooperation with the global label industry and trade associations. Personally involved with many Japanese industry bodies including the Tokyo Tag and Seal Printer’s Association of which he was appointed president in 2005, he also became chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries in the same year. The Federation is comprised of 10 associations throughout Japan, including the Tokyo Tag and Seal Printer’s Association.

“We are delighted to present Mr Komiyama with this prestigious accolade,” says chair of the judges Mike Fairley. “He is worthy of this special recognition for very many reasons, but most importantly the honor has been made in tribute of his pioneering innovation, input into the industry associations and his utmost dedication and unshakable passion for the industry as a whole and his own company.”