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WILLIAM J. MURRAY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF TEKNOR APEX COMPANY

William J. Murray

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., January 28, 2013: Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president, the company announced today. He succeeds Jonathan D. Fain, who remains CEO and becomes chairman of the board.

William Murray will be responsible for the company’s worldwide compounding businesses. Teknor Apex operates twelve manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Murray has also been appointed president of Singapore-based Teknor Apex Asia Pacific.

“In 35 years with Teknor Apex, Bill has come to understand all phases of our company and has been a key force in its development as a global enterprise,” said Mr. Fain. “As president he will draw on his wealth of experience to strengthen our mission of serving customers as a unified team, with one focus across all disciplines and in all manufacturing operations.”

William Murray assumes his new position after serving as executive vice president of the company since 2006. He joined Teknor Apex in 1978 as a project engineer. Subsequent positions included those of plant engineer, plant manager, and corporate director of engineering. He was promoted to vice president of manufacturing in 1992 and to senior vice president of manufacturing in 2002. At this time he also became a member of the company’s Senior Management Team.

Mr. Murray holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from Bryant University.

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A privately held firm founded in 1924, TEKNOR APEX COMPANY is an international polymer technology company and one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A., Teknor Apex operates eight compounding plants in the U.S.A. and sells in 90 countries. In Europe it has offices in the Netherlands and the UK and plants in the UK and Belgium. Teknor Apex Asia Pacific is based in Singapore and manufactures compounds there and in Suzhou, China. The company maintains dedicated business units for bioplastics, color masterbatches, nylons, thermoplastic elastomers, toll and specialty compounds, and flexible and rigid vinyl and chemicals. Visit www.teknorapex.com.