FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A. Schulman Inc. has named Tony Daponte research and development director masterbatch for the Asia-Pacific region.
He will collaborate with the existing application centers in the region and assist in the development of a R&D facility dedicated to harnessing the technical know-how in APAC for the Fairlawn-based compounder.
Daponte had served as the company's R&D Director Masterbatch for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as the managing director for the company's facility in Bornem, Belgium.
“Tony's appointment to R&D director masterbatch APAC is both a testament to the industry thought leadership he has demonstrated over the years, as well as the company's commitment to advancing its R&D capabilities and innovation potential in APAC,” said Derek Bristow, senior vice president and general manager of Asia-Pacific for A. Schulman.
“Tony is a proven team builder whose commitment and dedication will prove invaluable to us as we deepen our ability to serve the region with custom, niche solutions.”