The Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) has named Edward R. Pruitt, Sun Chemical’s chief procurement officer, its 2012 “Man of the Year.”
Now in its 10th year, the “Man of the Year” award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the business they work for and the ink industry as a whole.
“I can’t think of many people who have had a more challenging job over the past year than Ed Pruitt,” said John Rutledge, MNYPIA president. “Despite the hardships of the recent economic recession and the resulting increasing costs of the raw materials needed to manufacture ink, Ed has risen to the occasion and consistently done the right thing for the ink industry as a whole. His work at Sun Chemical is reliable and well-regarded.”
“I’m equally surprised and honored to have been recognized with the ‘Man of the Year’ award from the MNYPIA,” said Mr. Pruitt. “I try to be a good purchasing leader and hope I can make a difference.”
Now in his sixth year with Sun Chemical, Mr. Pruitt manages the total purchasing spend and the company’s global procurement organization. He began his career at Texaco, Inc. in its marine operations department before spending 22 years at Honeywell in a variety of positions. Prior to joining Sun Chemical, he spent six years with American Standard Companies as a vice president of materials and supply chain.
Mr. Pruitt will be presented with the “Man of the Year” award on April 18 at MNYPIA’s reception dinner in Paterson, NJ. He is the fourth representative from Sun Chemical and its subsidiaries to receive the award.