Sun Chemical’s Heitzman Receives the Honored Service Member Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 21, 2019 – Sun Chemical’s Scott Heitzman was honored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) with the prestigious Honored Service Member Award.

The Honored Service Member Award recognizes those who show “demonstrated long-term, outstanding service to, and support of, the Society and its objectives.” Heitzman has been a member of the SPE for 30 years, serving as a board member of the Color and Appearance Division since 2002 and as the board chair from 2011-2012. He also chaired a variety of committees and events. The SPE is made up of over 22,000 members and unites plastics professionals worldwide by providing opportunities to share knowledge and gain fundamental skills.

“The fact that Scott is one of two out of more than 22,000 members across 84 countries to get selected for this prestigious award, shows just how dedicated he is to the SPE,” said Mehran Yazdani, President of Performance Pigments and Advanced Materials at Sun Chemical. “He gives an enormous amount of time teaching the fundamentals, helping the organization evolve, and guiding the next generation of plastics professionals to be more engaged and educated. His work with the SPE brings considerable value to Sun Chemical and our customers and we couldn’t think of a better person to be honored with this award.”

Heitzman began his work with Sun Chemical in the mid-1980s as a technician for plastics and has since worked in various capacities including business development, purchasing, product management and sales. He holds degrees in Industrial Technology and Construction Technology from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award and to be recognized by friends in the color and plastics industry,” said Heitzman. “I can’t thank the SPE and Sun Chemical enough for providing me with the support and resources necessary to help me be successful.”

Heitzman accepted the award during a reception at ACCLAIM, a celebration of Inspiring Plastics Professionals, on Sunday, March 17th at 6pm in Detroit, Mich.

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Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at


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