Senior Leadership Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lenz has 30 years of financial and general management experience working in multiple cultures across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics and advanced materials.
In 1976, Mr. Lenz began his career in accounting and tax with the German Internal Revenue Service. In 1980, he joined Garrett Corporation as an accounting manager in Frankfurt, Germany. He was promoted to Controller and then promoted through a series of financial and accounting positions, ultimately leading the financial and administrative functions as CFO of Garrett GmbH.
Following the acquisitions that formed AlliedSignal Corporation, Mr. Lenz became the CFO for AlliedSignal Germany’s aerospace, automotive, specialty chemicals, plastics, and engineered materials businesses. He then was promoted to the position of Vice President, Finance — Aerospace Services, AlliedSignal, in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1997, Mr. Lenz joined Fairchild Dornier Corporation as Executive Vice President and CFO. He was promoted to President and CEO of Fairchild Aircraft in January 2001 and resigned in February 2002 to join Sun Chemical.
Educated in Germany, Mr. Lenz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Taxes from the University of Edenkoben. He earned a Master’s degree in Business & Administration from the University of Wiesbaden.
John L. McKeown
Chief Administration Officer and Senior Vice President
As the Chief Administration Officer and Senior Vice President, Mr. McKeown is responsible for:
- Human Resources Department
- Legal Department, including EH&S and Risk Management
- Information Technology
- Corporate Audit
- North America Customer Services
John has served as a senior leadership team member for the last seven years and has an in-depth understanding of how the Sun Chemical organization works. In addition, John holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of Warwick in the U.K.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member
Chief Technology Officer
President, Sun Chemical Latin America
President, North American Inks
President, Performance Pigments
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Vice President, Corporate Planning
Chief Supply Chain, Quality & Business Improvement Officer
Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering
Group Managing Director, Central Region, Europe
Group Managing Director, Northern Region, Europe and Africa
Group Managing Director, Southern Region, Europe and Middle East
James R. Van Horn
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
President, Advanced Materials