MEDINA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 12, 2019--
International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that retired U.S.
Army Gen. John P. Abizaid has stepped down from his position on the RPM
board of directors following his confirmation this week as the U.S.
ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
“Obviously, John’s new role as ambassador is of significant national and
international importance and will require 100 percent of his focus,
which necessitated that he resign from our board. During his time as a
director, he brought a unique perspective to RPM, particularly in the
areas of strategy, operations, international affairs and leadership
development,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM. “We’re
grateful to have benefitted from John’s tremendous expertise and sage
counsel during his decade of service to RPM and wish him success in his
Abizaid was elected to the RPM board of directors in 2008 after a
distinguished military career during which he rose from an infantry
platoon leader to become a four-star general and the longest-serving
commander of U.S. Central Command. The highly decorated officer led
assignments ranging from infantry combat to delicate international
negotiations. After retiring from the U.S. Army in 2007, he served as
senior partner of JPA Partners LLC, a Nevada-based strategic and
analytic consulting firm.
RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in
specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services
across three segments. RPM’s industrial products include roofing
systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and
other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard,
Chemical and RPM
Belgium Vandex. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals
and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by
hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum,
RPM’s specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants,
exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration
services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food
industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo,
Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser,
Additional details can be found at www.RPMinc.com
and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.
For more information, contact Russell L. Gordon, vice president and
chief financial officer, at 330-273-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Russell L. Gordon
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer