Myron Petruch has been appointed as Sun Chemical’s president and chief executive officer, effective January 1.
Ms Petruch assumes leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as president of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments and general manager of the Pigments Products Division since 2008. He succeeds Rudi Lenz who will transition to the new role of vice chairman of the board at Sun Chemical. In this role, Mr Lenz will advise the business on key strategies and issues as they arise.
Masayuki Saito, chairman of the board, Sun Chemical, said: “Myron’s background and track record of success make him the outstanding individual for this very important position at Sun Chemical. On behalf of DIC and Sun Chemical, we are grateful to Rudi for his accomplishments and fine work as president and CEO and we wish Myron every success in the future leading Sun Chemical.”
Mr Lenz has served as president and CEO at Sun Chemical since January 1, 2008. He joined the company in 2002 to work as the senior vice president and chief financial officer. A native of Germany, Mr Lenz earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wiesbaden and a bachelor’s degree in finance and taxes from the University of Edenkoben.