David Savastano, Editor05.20.19
When Dr. Juanita M. Parris graduated from McGill University, she followed a friend who had found a position at Sun Chemical. After joining Sun Chemical in 1993, Dr. Parris began working with industry-leading scientists, who helped her forge her own path.
“A friend who I had done my master’s with had relocated from Montreal to New Jersey and was working in the coldset group,” recalled Dr. Parris, who is now global director of application & material, analytical, polymer and color for Sun Chemical. “I learned about an opening in the basic science group that used various physical chemistry techniques to solve problems. I joined Sun Chemical and the basic science group where I was exposed to every printing process and ink and coating formulations.
“I was fortunate to work closely with two highly knowledgeable and experienced industry leaders, Dr. Krishnan and Bob Bassemir. In that group we probed problems using tech
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