Vivify Specialty Ingredients, a provider of colorants, additives and ingredients for the food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics and industrial end markets and a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has hired Brian Leen as its new CEO, succeeding Devlin Riley, who has left the company.

Most recently, he was president and CEO for Gopher Resource, an environmental service provider to the battery industry. His early career began with Sun Chemical Corp., where over almost two decades he rose through the company eventually leading Performance Pigments on a global basis and assuming the role of president of North American Inks. After leaving Sun Chemical in 2010, Leen was president and CEO of ADA Carbon Solutions, a manufacturer of activated carbon.

“We believe Brian is the right person to help the company take advantage of new strategic opportunities while maintaining the quality and service levels its customers expect,” states Keith Stimson, Gryphon partner and head of Gryphon’s heritage group.