MEDINA, Ohio, Oct 31, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) announced today that Edward W. Moore has joined the company as
vice president, general counsel and secretary. He succeeds and will report to
P. Kelly Tompkins, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and
chief administrative officer.
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Mr. Moore was previously a partner with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP,
where he was co-chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Group. In this
capacity, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 75 public
securities offerings, including more than 15 initial public stock offerings.
RPM has been among his significant client responsibilities for more than 20
years. Within the firm, he had primary responsibility for RPM's securities
law and corporate governance matters as well as oversight responsibility for
RPM-related acquisition, employee benefits, real estate, environmental and
"Ed Moore's extensive corporate and securities law experience, along with
his long-term professional affiliation with RPM's management team, make him an
ideal selection to be our new general counsel," Mr. Tompkins said. "I have
known Ed for more than 20 years and look forward to working with him in this
new position. Ed has represented RPM in numerous acquisitions and capital
market transactions, as well as serving as the Board's lead outside attorney
for the past several years," he said.
"We are delighted to have Ed Moore succeed Kelly Tompkins in this key risk
management position," said Frank C. Sullivan, president and chief executive
officer. "RPM's stockholders will benefit not only from Ed's proven legal
skills, but also from his keen understanding of RPM's entrepreneurial
management philosophy," he said.
Mr. Moore received his B.A. degree from Miami (OH) University and his J.D.
degree from Case Western Reserve University where he was a member of the Order
of the Coif. He has been admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and
the Ohio Supreme Court and is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio
Bar Association and Cleveland Bar Association. He and his wife, Kim, have
three children and live in Bay Village, OH.
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 Glenn R. Hasman, vice president - finance
and communications, at 330-273-8820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE RPM International Inc.
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