There is some indefinable characteristic about Mary Lee Schneider, president and CEO of SG360°, a Segerdahl company, that demands to be emulated. Although the top exec of the Wheeling, Ill.-based direct mail and marketing solutions specialist has only been on the job for six months, she spent 20 years in various positions with RR Donnelley, including serving as president of digital solutions and chief technology officer. However …In less than 30 minutes, Schneider was able to illustrate — with the same deft precision and accuracy of production inkjet printheads — the challenges and opportunities that confront her new employer. It was readily apparent that Schneider has her fingers on the pulse of SG360°, and the unbridled enthusiasm that lined her words indicate the choice to select her as the CEO replacement for Rick Joutras (who still remains as chairman) was a stroke of genius for both the company and Schneider. Prior to joining SG360°, she was president and CEO of Follett Corp., a provider of educational content and services to the K-12 and higher education markets. Schneider alternated between a 30,000-foot executive perspective and a granular shop-floor point of view. One message came across crystal clear: she has a laser-beam focus and vision for the continued success of SG360°. That vision includes continued organic and M&A growth, along with an aggressive capital expenditure program.
Sun Chemical will implement a new price increase affecting its solvent- and water-based liquid inks in Europe, effective January 15, 2019.
Costs have risen annually on a variety of key raw materials used to manufacture inks, including solvents, acrylic derivatives, organic pigments, and polyols and isocyanates, which are the basic building blocks for numerous resins. Additionally, the ongoing initiatives in China to enforce tighter environmental regulations at chemical plants has resulted in ongoing supply disruptions.
“The increasing raw material costs continue at an unprecedented rate and require us to increase customer prices,” said Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Chemical. “We will continue to work with our supply chain partners to manage and minimize the impact on our customers.”