CPMA Recognizes Retired Board Member Aram Terzian

CPMA Recognizes Retired Board Member Aram Terzian
Association thanks longtime industry leader for valuable insights and contributions

By David Wawer, Executive Director, CPMA

As I take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA), I realize our organization would not be where it is today without the contributions of longstanding board members and volunteers. And today, I especially want to recognize former board member Aram Terzian, who has volunteered and supported CPMA activities as an effective industry leader for more than 30 years.

In March 2021, Aram retired from a 47-year career at EMD Electronics, where he served as Head of Commercial Support and Distribution for the company’s North American Markets and Head of Dealer Management for Pigments.

During his terms as CPMA board member and committee chair, he has assisted with the development of CPMA’s strategic plan and critical initiatives to increase public awareness about the central role and importance of color pigments in the very fabric of society. With much gratitude and regard, CPMA would like to thank Aram for his dedicated leadership and service to the color pigments industry over the years.

As a nod to Aram’s invaluable service to CPMA and his successful career within the color pigments industry, several of his colleagues and peers are joining me in applauding his contributions:

“Aram has always been a role model for the industry, approachable and ready to lend a helping hand and mentor. He can easily be considered one of the most knowledgeable individuals in our industry as he has seen the special effect pigments industry grow and develop into what it is today. He is without a doubt a great contributor to the company's success and the industry as a whole. I am proud of having had the privilege to have worked with him for many years.” - Luiz Vieira, Past CPMA Board Chairman & Former President & Managing Director, EMD Performance Materials (now known as EMD Electronics).

“It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with Aram and learn from him. I think he is not only a legend in our company but in the whole industry. I’ve always admired Aram’s remarkable passion for the pigments business and especially the people. He has always been an outstanding professional, a fantastic leader, and best of all, an incredible friend and a true inspiration.” – Alfredo Garcia, CPMA Board Member & Head of Channel Management Americas, EMD Electronics

“Working with Aram for many years, I have always appreciated his broad knowledge and connections in the plastics, printing, cosmetic and coatings sectors. His positive attitude and open mindset ensured pleasant and productive working relationships. I believe that he was not only a strong advocate for our company but also for the entire pigments community.” – Qinyun Peng, Head of Innovation and Application – Americas, EMD Electronics

“With more than 47 years of service with EMD Electronics, Aram has been a constant while demonstrating the agility to both adopt and adapt to permanent changes in the industry and the work environment. With his fresh mind and spirit, Aram has always given example and orientation to the younger generation, as they could greatly benefit from his experience. He has been a reliable partner for the industry, customers and other stakeholders. He now deserves more time for his family and his leisure activities!” – Peter Fritsch, Commercial Head Europe North-East, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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