Sun Chemical, the world’s leading manufacturer of printing inks and organic pigments, appointed Rudi Lenz as its CEO and president, effective January 1, 2008. Dr. Koji Oe, President of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals of Japan, Sun Chemical’s parent company, made the announcement on behalf of the Sun Chemical Board of Directors.
Lenz assumes leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as senior vice president and CFO and Sun Chemical Board member since 2002. Lenz succeeds Dr. David Hill, who announced his retirement in late 2007.
“Mr. Lenz assumes the CEO and president role at an important time for Sun Chemical, and I have every confidence that he will lead Sun to even greater success despite very challenging times in the industry globally,” Dr. Oe said. Before joining Sun Chemical in 2002, Lenz served as president and CEO of Fairchild Aircraft Incorporated, a division of Fairchild Dornier Corporation of San Antonio, TX.
“My number one focus will be on ensuring that Sun Chemical’s global resources are working for our customers,” Lenz said. “We became the world leader in inks and color pigments by delivering the highest quality products with consistency and reliability and by providing innovative solutions to the challenges our customers face. That same commitment continues today and will drive our growth in the future.” Visit www.sunchemical.com.