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Sun Chemical names new technology leaders for its North American Inks businesses

Press release from the issuing company

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - March 15, 2005 - Sun Chemical, the world’s foremost manufacturer of printing inks and organic pigments, today named Rick Joyce as vice president, technology North American Inks. Joyce joins Sun Chemical from General Electric Plastics, where he worked for 19 years. Most recently, he was their Global Color Technology Manager, a position that he has held since the inception of GE’s world-class color and special effects technology organization. Joyce will manage all of Sun Chemical’s North American Inks technology organization and be the global leader for work supporting color management. “Rick’s expertise covers the technology and market development of colorants and special effects, color management, and security for plastic applications,” said Cynthia Arnold, Sun Chemical’s chief technology officer. “He also brings technical expertise in resins and additives, process technology, and design for Six Sigma. The appointment supports Sun Chemical’s commitment to drive innovation in the industry.” Sun Chemical also announced that John Rooney would become executive director, technology planning & special projects. He will lead Sun Chemical’s work with customers and external organizations on a number of innovative technical platforms that can provide differentiated value. “We will focus more on key innovation drivers, and John’s technical expertise and full attention to these game-changers will accelerate our leadership,” Arnold said. “He will help drive these platforms globally and coordinate with our business leaders to develop our commercial options for growth.”