On 1 January 2019 Myron Petruch will step up at Sun Chemical to become its president and CEO. Performance pigments and general manager of the pigments products division since 2008, Petruch succeeds Rudi Lenz who takes on the new role of vice chairman of the board.
The performance pigments division has had eight consecutive years of record sales under Petruch’s leadership. In 2017, he was named an executive officer of DIC Corporation, Sun Chemical’s parent company. He previously has been recognised with the ‘Man of the Year’ award by the Metro New York Printing Ink Association and received the Coatings Industry Achievement Award from the American Coatings Association in 2014.
Petruch earned a master’s degree of business administration from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He started his career at Engelhard in 1986 and held a number of positions including sales manager, product manager, director of sales and marketing, and general manager before he joined Sun Chemical.
Lenz has served as president and CEO at Sun Chemical since 1 January 2008. He joined the company in 2002 as senior vice president and CFO.