PAWTUCKET – William J. Murray has been appointed president of Teknor Apex Co., the international polymer technology company announced Monday.
Murray succeeds former president and CEO Jonathan D. Fain, who will remain CEO and serve as chairman of the board.
As president, Murray will be responsible for the company’s worldwide compounding businesses, which operates 12 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. Murray also will serve as 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,” Fain said in prepared remarks. “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.”
Murray joined the company in 1978 as a project engineer, serving as plant engineer, plant manager and corporate director of engineering before being promoted to vice president of manufacturing in 1992 and to senior vice president of manufacturing in 2002. Since 2006, he has served as executive vice president.
Murray holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, in addition to an MBA from Bryant University.