Anthony J. Ameo Jr. has been named president of Eckart America L.P., a leading provider of metallic and pearlescent special effect pigments, powders, pastes, dispersions and printing inks.
Mr. Ameo will be responsible for the overall operation of the company, which serves different industries including graphic arts, coatings and plastics.
According to Heinz Neidhardt, Eckart’s managing partner, “Tony Ameo is an experienced executive who has demonstrated an ability to lead and deliver effective change. He is an excellent choice to direct our North American operations and build strong partnerships with customers.”
Prior to joining Eckart, Mr. Ameo was vice president and general manager of Sensient Technical Colors, St. Louis, MO. This specialty chemical business focused on several markets, including digital imaging, flat-panel display and plastic compounding.
Prior to Sensient, Mr. Ameo spent nine years with the General Printing Ink (GPI) division of Sun Chemical Corporation. He worked in various operational and managerial roles, most recently as branch manager of Sun’s Philadelphia location. Prior to Sun, Mr. Ameo worked in various production and plant management roles within the flexible packaging industry.
Mr. Ameo holds a bachelor of chemical engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Indiana University.