Russell L. Gordon was elected vice president and chief financial officer in April 2012. Prior to being elected CFO, he worked closely with RPM's operating companies in monitoring monthly performance and establishing budgets as part of RPM's annual planning process.
Mr. Gordon joined RPM as director of corporate development in 1995 and was elected as vice president - corporate planning in October 2007. Prior to joining RPM, he held various financial positions in corporate treasury and control as well as in the specialty chemicals division at The B.F. Goodrich Company. He began his career as an industrial engineer in wafer fabrication operations at VLSI Technology Inc., where he worked on inventory control, production scheduling and statistical process control initiatives.
Mr. Gordon earned his bachelor of science degree in operations research and industrial engineering at Cornell University in 1987. He also received a master of management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University as a Sara Lee Fellow in 1991, where he was elected as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.