Spartech Promotes John Inks to Chief Executive Officer
October 14, 2020
ST. LOUIS, MO. (October 14, 2020) - Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions, announced today that John Inks has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Spartech.
"As Chief Operating Officer for the past 18 months, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership while at the same time driving improvements in a collaborative manner across operations including safety, quality, service, supply chain, sourcing and profitability through operational excellence,” said John Manzi, Spartech Executive Chairman. “I am pleased to expand his role and responsibilities with this change.”
Over the past 13 years, Inks has served in a variety of leadership capacities for Spartech including finance, operations and commercial excellence roles. Following the company’s divestiture from PolyOne in 2017, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations. In 2019, Inks was promoted to Chief Operating Officer where he led initiatives focused on improving business profitability and delivering improved service and quality to customers to effectively grow business in Spartech’s targeted market growth segments.
Inks has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He will continue to reside in Pittsburgh.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with a unique innovation center and 14 manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, Spartech is a leading plastics manufacturer of engineered thermoplastic materials and specialty packaging products. Meeting the exact standards for everything from food packaging to aerospace and automotive applications, Spartech continues to make a world of difference with sustainable, diverse, reliable and innovative products including UltraTuf™, Royalite®, Korad™, PreservaPak™, and Polycastâ. http://spartech.com/