MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) today announced the promotions of four executives to vice
president. Effective immediately, the promotions include:
- Russell L. Gordon
to vice president - corporate planning;
- Janeen B. Kastner to vice president -
corporate benefits and risk management;
- Randell McShepard to vice president -
- Thomas C. Sullivan, Jr. to vice president - corporate
"These promotions recognize the accomplishments and contributions to RPM
of each individual in his or her respective area of responsibility, and
strengthens our senior management team for our next level of growth," said
Frank C. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Gordon was previously director of planning. Prior to joining RPM in
1995, he served in various financial analysis positions with The BFGoodrich
Company and began his career with VLSI Technology, Incorporated as an
industrial engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in operations
research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a Master of
Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Ms. Kastner joined RPM in 1997 as manager of benefits and insurance, and,
most recently, RPM's director of human resources and administration. She was
previously employed as a benefits consultant with Watson Wyatt & Company. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and economics from Denison University
and a Master of Science degree in management from Purdue University.
Mr. McShepard has been RPM's director of community affairs since joining
the company in 2001. He previously served as executive director of City Year
Cleveland, assistant director of administration and program development for
the Cleveland Bicentennial Commission and supervisor of training services for
Vocational Guidance Services in Cleveland. He holds a Bachelor's degree in
psychology and communications from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master's
degree in urban studies from Cleveland State University.
Mr. Sullivan joined RPM's corporate office in 2003 as director of
corporate development, after serving in various sales and management
capacities with RPM subsidiaries, from 1987 to 2003, including Republic
Powdered Metals, Consolidated Coatings, Tremco, Inc. and ESPAN Pte. Ltd./RPM
Asia Pte. Ltd., where he was responsible for opening RPM's first office in the
Asian marketplace. Prior to joining RPM in 1987, he was a wholesale marketing
representative for Armstrong World Industries. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Miami University of Ohio.
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are
world leaders in specialty coatings and sealants serving both industrial and
consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants,
corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals.
Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Day-Glo, Euco,
and Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-
yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement, automotive and boat repair
and maintenance, and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-
Oleum, DAP, Varathane, Bondo, and Testors.
For more information, contact P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president
and chief administrative officer, at 330-273-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE RPM International Inc.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Mr. Gordon and his wife, Christine, live in Akron, OH.
Ms. Kastner and her husband, Bob, live in Strongsville, OH. Mr. McShepard and
his wife, Gail, live in Beachwood, OH. He serves on the boards of trustees of
Neighborhood Centers Association, Sisters of Charity Foundation and Cleveland
Bridge Builders. Mr. Sullivan and his wife, Mary, live in Bay Village, OH.
He serves on the board of trustees of the West Side Catholic Center.
CONTACT: P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief
administrative officer of RPM International Inc.+1-330-273-5090or
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