Charles Murray has been appointed President of Sun Chemical’s North American Inks division, replacing Brian Leen, who is leaving the graphic-arts industry after an 18-year career at Sun Chemical. Leen led the company’s North American business since 2008.
With 27 years of printing-industry experience, Murray most recently worked as Managing Director and Corporate VP of Sun Chemical’s business in the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, since 2004.
“Charles is very familiar with the issues and challenges currently impacting Sun Chemical’s customers in North America, because those same trends are facing our customers in Northern Europe,” said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO, Sun Chemical.
For five consecutive years, Murray appeared as one of PrintWeek’s “Power 100,” a list of the most powerful people in print in the United Kingdom. He ranked in position #33 on the list in 2010.
Prior to joining Sun Chemical in 1998, Murray ran multiple packaging print converters across Europe for Courtaulds Plc. He also worked as the managing director of a flexible packaging converter.
Murray became the youngest general manager in the history of Associated British Foods, where he worked after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration.