Spartech appoints John Inks as CEO

– USA, MO –  Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions, today announced the promotion of COO John Inks to CEO.

“As COO 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 Executive Chairman, John Manzi. “I am pleased to expand his role and responsibilities with this change.”

About John Inks

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 VP Operations. In 2019, Inks was promoted to COO 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.

About Spartech

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 Polycast.

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