Matt Matsuo, President of r-pac International Group Selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for their Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award!

TENAFLY, NJ – 11/9/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Matt M. Matsuo, COO and President of r-pac International Group, has been selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award! 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.  These are truly incredibly talented professionals who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success!

Mr. Matsuo is being honored at the 2016 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala, at the luxurious Garden City Hotel.  IAOTP will be presenting him with the Sapphire Diamond Crystal piece engraved for his Lifetime of Achievement and Success. 

Mr. Matsuo is being recognized for his 52 years of international business experience, and for his expertise in the private labeling and packaging industry. During the 60’s & 70’s, Matt led the globalization of the YKK Zipper Corporation, expanding their business worldwide and helped them become the number one zipper company in America in less than 10 years.

In the late 70’s, Matt developed the “private label” concept for the packaging industry.  His model was adopted worldwide, creating a multi-billion dollar industry.  Matt is fondly referred to as the “Godfather of Private Labeling and Packaging.”  

Moving on from YKK, during the early 80’s Matt started implementing his Concept to American Silk Label Co., the oldest and the largest Label Company in the world.  He continued helping and directing Globalization of a few Multi-National Packaging Companies to become very successful Global Private label Packaging Companies. In late 2000, Mr. Matsuo’s Company merged into one of the US mid-size Packaging Company and thus created r-pac International Corp and within 10 years, r-pac International Corp., ranked second in the world.

Today, he oversees all aspects of sourcing, production, distribution and international operations at r-pac International Group. The company has been awarded by major retailers for their consistency in maintaining brand integrity and has become a leader in the private distribution of both an array of softline apparel labels, packaging and tags as well as hardline packaging. Additionally, their involvement in the retail solutions business has helped further shape the private label packaging industry.

With over 30 manufacturing locations worldwide, including 11 US and 7 EU Sales Offices, r-pac International continues to thrive and Mr. Matsuo has created a legacy.

Matt received his Bachelors of Business in Global Marketing and Retailing from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in 1964.  He remains active with various YKK foundations and American private label industry organizations. Additionally, he is affiliated with charities bringing relief to areas of Japan affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

Mr. Matsuo is currently working on his book about the industry, his life, the people he’s met and the experiences he’s had along the way. He hopes to retire in 2 years so he can spend more time with his wife and continue with his Kendo studies.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the worlds finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields.

IAOTP’s group of publishers, IT experts, PR, Marketing and Branding professionals, have over 10 years of experience and have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization who hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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