The Shepherd Color Company Announces EMEA Sales and Business Development Manager


Welcome Tom Mestdag to Shepherd Color

(CINCINNATI, OH, Oct 4, 2023) The Shepherd Color Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Mestdag as Sales and Business Development Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and started his career in 1990 at Campine NV, Beerse (Belgium).

In January 2000, Tom joined The Shepherd Color Company as Regional Sales Manager in Europe. In 2002, he was promoted to the position of European Business Manager, with responsibility over the EMEA region. In 2020, Tom joined Cathay Industries (now Oxerra) to become their Managing Director for Europe.

Tom will work closely with the rest of our EMEA team to grow business in this region.


Founded in 1981, The Shepherd Color Company produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICPs) used in a variety of industries. These pigments are an extraordinary class of inorganic pigments that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. They have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. More Expertise. Better Performance. Best Value. That’s Shepherd Color. We brighten lives. Visit us at and Shepherd Color has numerous open positions to fulfill. Interested candidates should visit to review available positions and apply.