News Release
RPM Names Kinser Vice President of Operations

MEDINA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2018-- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that Timothy R. Kinser has been appointed vice president of operations, effective June 1. He will be responsible for setting and delivering upon manufacturing and supply chain strategies across all RPM business segments. Kinser will report to RPM’s president and chief operating officer Ronald A. Rice.

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Timothy R. Kinser, VP of Operations, RPM International Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Timothy R. Kinser, VP of Operations, RPM International Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

In his new role, Kinser will identify opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiencies, reduce operating costs and track progress against established performance metrics. He will also play a key role in RPM’s annual planning process and oversee its global sourcing teams.

Kinser previously served as executive vice president of operations for DAP Products Inc., an RPM operating company that manufactures and markets caulks, sealants and adhesives. He has provided valuable leadership to DAP for more than a decade, improving the critical areas of safety, quality, service and cost. Prior to joining DAP in 2007, Kinser was executive director of manufacturing at a leading North American roofing manufacturer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

“Throughout his career, Tim has proven himself as an outstanding operational leader,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM. “His commitment to RPM and his experience at DAP have aptly prepared him to produce continuous, sustainable improvements for all of our business segments.”

About RPM

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, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Euclid 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, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. 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, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat and TCI. Additional details can be found at and by following RPM on Twitter at

For more information, contact Barry M. Slifstein, vice president – investor relations, at 330-273-5090 or

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RPM International Inc.
Barry M. Slifstein, 330-273-5090
Vice President – Investor relations

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