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RPM International Inc (RPM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frank Sullivan

57 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Russell Gordon

52 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Edward Moore

61 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Lonny DiRusso

2018 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Keith Smiley

56 2012 Vice President - Finance, Controller

Gordon Hyde

51 2018 Vice President - Operations

Matthew Ratajczak

50 2012 Vice President - Global Tax, Treasurer

Barry Slifstein

58 2012 Vice President – Investor Relations

Matthew Franklin

2018 Vice President - Information Technology

Janeen Kastner

51 2007 Vice President – Corporate Benefits and Risk Management

John Abizaid

67 2008 Independent Director

Kirkland Andrews

50 2018 Independent Director

John Ballbach

58 2018 Independent Director

Bruce Carbonari

62 2002 Independent Director

David Daberko

73 2007 Independent Director

Jenniffer Deckard

52 2015 Independent Director

Salvatore Fazzolari

66 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Gross

64 2012 Independent Director

Julie Lagacy

51 2017 Independent Director

Robert Livingston

65 2017 Independent Director

Craig Morford

59 2013 Independent Director

Frederick Nance

64 2007 Independent Director

William Summers

68 2004 Independent Director

Kathie Rogers

Manager - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Frank Sullivan

Mr. Frank C. Sullivan is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of RPM International Inc. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Sullivan served as our President, and again was elected President in 2018, and was Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2002. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Sullivan served as Executive Vice President, and was Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Sullivan served as a Vice President from 1991 to 1995. Prior thereto, he served as our Director of Corporate Development from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Sullivan served as Regional Sales Manager from 1987 to 1989 of AGR Company, an Ohio General Partnership formerly owned by us. Prior thereto, Mr. Sullivan was employed by First Union National Bank from 1985 to 1987 and Harris Bank from 1983 to 1985.

Russell Gordon

Mr. Russell L. Gordon is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of RPM International Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Gordon was the Company’s Vice President – Corporate Planning from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Gordon joined the Company as Director of Corporate Development in 1995. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gordon held various financial positions in corporate treasury and control as well as in the Specialty Chemicals Division of Goodrich Corporation. He previously was an industrial engineer at VLSI Technology Inc.

Edward Moore

Mr. Edward W. Moore is a Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of RPM International Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Gordon was the Company’s Vice President – Corporate Planning from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Gordon joined the Company as Director of Corporate Development in 1995. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gordon held various financial positions in corporate treasury and control as well as in the Specialty Chemicals Division of Goodrich Corporation. He previously was an industrial engineer at VLSI Technology Inc.

Lonny DiRusso

Mr. Lonny DiRusso is Chief Information Officer, Vice President of the Company. In his new role, DiRusso will be responsible for ensuring that RPM's corporate-wide IT program aligns with its overall strategic vision. He will report directly to Frank C. Sullivan, the company's chairman and chief executive officer. Prior to this promotion, DiRusso held the position of vice president – information technology at RPM for the past 13 years and, before that, the titles of director – information technology and management information systems manager. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Cleveland State University.

Keith Smiley

Mr. Keith R. Smiley is a Vice President - Finance, Controller of RPM International Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Smiley was the Company’s Vice President – Treasurer and Assistant Secretary since 1999, and served as Treasurer of the Company since 1997. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Smiley was the Company’s Controller. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Ciulla, Smith and Dale, LLP., an accounting firm.

Gordon Hyde

Mr. Gordon M. Hyde is Vice President - Operations of the Company. He will primarily be focused on driving manufacturing efficiencies, asset optimization and inventory improvement. Hyde began his career at RPM more than 20 years ago as vice president – operations for Zinsser, a former RPM operating company, and subsequently held similar positions at RPM and its Wood Finishes Group before joining RPM Specialty Products Group in 2015. He holds a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Matthew Ratajczak

Mr. Matthew T. Ratajczak is a Vice President - Global Tax, Treasurer of RPM International Inc. Mr. Ratajczak joined the Company as director of taxes in 2004 and was elected Vice President – Global Taxes in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, he was Director of Global Tax for Noveon, Inc., a specialty chemicals company, and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP.

Barry Slifstein

Mr. Barry M. Slifstein is a Vice President – Investor Relations of RPM International Inc., since April 10, 2012. Mr. Slifstein was Vice President and Controller from 2008 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Slifstein was Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of our DAP Products Inc. operating group, where he was employed from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Slifstein was Finance Director of Alpharma USPD Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company from 1998 to 1999, and Corporate Controller for Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of various drugs and medical devices from 1995 to 1998.

Matthew Franklin

Mr. Matthew Franklin is Vice President - Information Technology of the Company. He will be responsible for day-to-day IT support at RPM's corporate headquarters, providing senior oversight of IT initiatives companywide and managing its information security program. Having joined RPM 20 years ago, he previously held the position of senior director – IT operations. Franklin is a member of The Conference Board's CISO Council, where he serves on its executive committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in information management from Myers University.

Janeen Kastner

Ms. Janeen B. Kastner is a Vice President – Corporate Benefits and Risk Management of RPM International Inc. Ms. Kastner had been our Director of Human Resources and Administration since 2000. Ms. Kastner joined the Company in 1997 as Manager of Benefits and Insurance. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kastner was a pension plan consultant with Watson Wyatt & Co.

John Abizaid

Gen.(Retd.) John P. Abizaid is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. He is Senior Partner, JPA Partners LLC, a Nevada-based strategic and analytic consulting firm. Gen. Abizaid retired from the U.S. Army in 2007 after 34 years of service, 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. During his distinguished career, his command assignments ranged from infantry combat to delicate international negotiations. Gen. Abizaid graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a bachelor of science degree in 1973. His civilian studies include an Olmsted Scholarship at the University of Jordan, Amman, and a master of arts degree in Middle Eastern studies at Harvard University. Gen. Abizaid is a highly decorated officer who has been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. He serves as a director of Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) and USAA. Gen. Abizaid was responsible for military operations in 27 countries and commanded over 500,000 U.S. and allied air, naval and land forces for over three years. Furthermore, as director of strategic plans and policies for the United States Armed Forces Joint Staff, Gen. Abizaid led numerous delegations to foreign nations and conducted extensive negotiations on a number of sensitive subjects. His experience also enables him to assist the Company with leadership development and also provide a unique strategic perspective to the Company.

Kirkland Andrews

Mr. Kirkland B. Andrews is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Andrews has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) since September 2011. Mr. Andrews is a director of NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD) and also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of NRG Yield, Inc. from December 2012 to November 2016. Mr. Andrews has also served as Chief Financial Officer of GenOn Energy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG, which filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in June 2017. Prior to joining NRG, he served as Managing Director and Co-Head Investment Banking, Power and Utilities –Americas at Deutsche Bank Securities from June 2009 to September 2011. Prior to this, he served in several capacities at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., including Managing Director, Group Head, North American Power from November 2007 to June 2009, and Head of Power M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions from July 2005 to November 2007. In his banking career, Mr. Andrews led multiple large and innovative strategic, debt, equity and commodities transactions.

John Ballbach

Mr. John M. Ballbach is Director of the Company. Mr. Ballbach served as an Operating Advisor with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“Clayton”), a private equity investment firm, from June 2014 to 2017. In connection with his role as an Operating Advisor at Clayton, Mr. Ballbach served as Chairman and director for Solenis, LLC, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, which is a portfolio company of Clayton. Mr. Ballbach served as Chairman of VWR International, LLC, a leading global laboratory supply and distribution company, from 2007 to 2012, and he was President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Ballbach served as an independent director at Valspar from 2012 until the company’s sale to Sherwin-Williams in 2017. In addition, he is a former corporate officer of Valspar, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2004 and in various senior management positions since 1990. Mr. Ballbach also served as a director and member of the audit committee of The Timken Company, a publicly traded global manufacturer of bearings and related components, until mid-2014. He also previously served as a Director of Celanese Corp, a producer of specialty materials and chemical products.

Bruce Carbonari

Mr. Bruce A. Carbonari is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Carbonari is Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Brands, Inc., a diversified consumer products company. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Carbonari served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands from 2008 to 2011, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2008. Previously, he held positions with Fortune Brands business unit, Fortune Brands Home & Hardware LLC, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until 2007 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Carbonari was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands Kitchen and Bath Group from 1998 to 2001, and was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Moen, Inc. from 1990 to 1998. Prior to joining Moen in 1990, Mr. Carbonari was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stanadyne, Inc., Moen’s parent company at that time. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to joining Stanadyne in 1981.

David Daberko

Mr. David A. Daberko is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Daberko is Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, National City Corporation, now a part of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Daberko earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a M.B.A. degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He joined National City Bank in 1968. Mr. Daberko was elected Deputy Chairman of National City Corporation and President of National City Bank in Cleveland in 1987. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of National City Corporation from 1993 until 1995. From 1995 until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Daberko served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National City Corporation. Mr. Daberko is also a director of Marathon Petroleum Corporation and MPLX GP LLC, and was formerly a director of Williams Partners L.P.

Jenniffer Deckard

Ms. Jenniffer D. Deckard is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Ms. Deckard is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. Ms. Deckard has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Fairmount Santrol since 2013. Previously, Ms. Deckard served as Fairmount Santrol’s President from January 2011 until May 2013, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 until 2011, Corporate Controller from 1996 to 1999 and Accounting Manager from 1994 until 1996. Ms. Deckard serves on the boards of the Cleveland Foundation, Edwins Foundation, and the First Tee of Cleveland. She also serves on the Case Western Weatherhead School of Management’s Visiting Committee and the Board of Directors for the Fairmount Santrol Foundation. Ms. Deckard received a bachelor of science from the University of Tulsa and a M.B.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Salvatore Fazzolari

Mr. Salvatore D. Fazzolari is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Fazzolari is Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation, a diversified global industrial company. Mr. Fazzolari served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation from 2008 until February 2012, in addition to serving as its President from 2010 until February 2012. During the course of his over 30 years of service to Harsco Corporation, Mr. Fazzolari held various other positions, including President (2006 – 2007), Chief Financial Officer (1998 – 2007) and Treasurer and Corporate Controller. Mr. Fazzolari is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a certified information systems auditor (inactive). He serves on the board of directors of OrangeHook, Inc., Gannett Fleming Affiliates, Inc. and Bollman Hat Company. He is also an advisory board member of Current Capital LLC, and is a member of the senior advisory council of AEA Investors LP, a private equity firm. He earned his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Thomas Gross

Mr. Thomas Stephen Gross is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Gross is Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for the Electrical Sector of Eaton Corporation plc, a global diversified power management company. Mr. Gross joined Eaton in 2003 as Vice President, Eaton Business Systems, and from June 2004 to December 2009 served as President of Eaton’s power quality and controls business. From January 2009 until his retirement in August 2015, Mr. Gross served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Eaton’s Electrical Sector. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Gross held executive leadership positions with Danaher Corporation, Xycom Automation and Rockwell Automation. Mr. Gross is a director of WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading manufacturer of vehicle control systems, and is also a director of Celestica Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic and mechanical parts and systems. Mr. Gross received his B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.

Julie Lagacy

Ms. Julie A. Lagacy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lagacy is Vice President of Global Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Caterpillar is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives with 2016 sales and revenues of $38.5 billion. Ms. Lagacy joined Caterpillar in 1988, and served as Product and Commercial Manager from 1999 until 2004, Human Resources Manager from 2004 until 2006, Senior Business Resource Manager (Global Mining) from 2006 until 2012, and Chief Financial Officer (Global Mining) from 2012 until 2013. From 2013 until 2014, Ms. Lagacy served as Vice President (Financial Services Division), and became Vice President of Global Information Services and Chief Information Officer in 2014. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Management and Economics from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. degree from Bradley University, and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Robert Livingston

Mr. Robert A. Livingston serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Livingston is a Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Dover Corporation, a $6.8 billion diversified manufacturer (NYSE: DOV). Mr. Livingston served as Dover’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until his retirement in April 2018. Previously, he held positions with Dover business units Dover Engineered Systems, Inc. (as President and Chief Executive Officer) from 2007 until 2008, and Dover Electronics, Inc. (as President and Chief Executive Officer) from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Livingston was previously the President of Vectron International, Inc., a Dover business unit, from 2001 until 2004, and the Executive Vice President (from 1998 until 2001) and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (from 1987 until 1998) of Dover Technologies, Inc. Prior to its acquisition by Dover in 1983, Mr. Livingston was Vice President, Finance of K&L Microwave, and continued to serve in that capacity until 1984, when he became Vice President and General Manager of K&L Microwave until 1987. Mr. Livingston was a director of Dover Corporation from 2008 until his retirement in April 2018. Mr. Livingston received his B.S. degree in business administration from Salisbury University.

Craig Morford

Mr. Craig S. Morford is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Morford is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Cardinal Health, Inc. Mr. Morford joined Cardinal Health in 2008 as Chief Compliance Officer, and became Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in 2009. Before joining Cardinal Health, Mr. Morford spent 20 years with the U.S. Department of Justice, which included an appointment by President George W. Bush as acting U.S. deputy attorney general. Mr. Morford is a member of The Association of General Counsel. He also serves on the audit and compliance committee of the board of trustees of The Ohio State University. Mr. Morford earned his bachelor degree in economics from Hope College, and a juris doctorate from Valparaiso University.

Frederick Nance

Mr. Frederick R. Nance is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Nance is Global Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Attorneys-at-law, Cleveland, Ohio, since January 2017, where Mr. Nance is responsible for 36 offices in 16 countries. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Nance joined Squire Patton Boggs directly from law school, became partner in 1987, served as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Cleveland office from 2002 until 2007, and served as the firm’s Regional Managing Partner from 2007 until 2017. Mr. Nance also served two four-year terms on the firm’s worldwide, seven-person Management Committee. In addition to his duties at Squire Patton Boggs, where he heads the firm’s U.S. Sports and Entertainment practice representing clients including LeBron James, Mr. Nance serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Cleveland Clinic. In October 2015, Mr. Nance was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame.

William Summers

Mr. William B. Summers, Jr., is an Independent Director of RPM International Inc. Mr. Summers is Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald Investments Inc., an investment banking and securities firm and a part of KeyBanc Capital Markets. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Summers served as Chairman of McDonald Investments Inc. from 2000 to 2006, and as its Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. From 1998 until 2000, Mr. Summers served as the Chairman of Key Capital Partners and an Executive Vice President of KeyCorp. Mr. Summers is a director of Integer Holdings Corporation (formerly Greatbatch, Inc.), and a member of the advisory board of Molded Fiber Glass Companies. From 2004 until May 2011, Mr. Summers was a director of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation. Mr. Summers was previously a member of the NASDAQ Stock Market board of directors, and served as its chairman for two years. Mr. Summers is a trustee of Baldwin Wallace University, and serves on the boards of the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the United States Army War College Foundation, and the Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Kathie Rogers