People: Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Connor

58 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Morikis

51 2006 President, Chief Operating Officer

Sean Hennessy

57 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Robert Davisson

54 2014 President, The Americas Group

David Sewell

46 2014 President, Global Finishes Group

Catherine Kilbane

51 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Allen Mistysyn

46 2014 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Thomas Hopkins

57 2002 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Robert Wells

57 2009 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Steven Oberfeld

62 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Planning and Development

Richard Smucker

66 2011 Lead Independent Director

Arthur Anton

57 2006 Independent Director

David Hodnik

67 2005 Independent Director

Thomas Kadien

58 2009 Independent Director

Richard Kramer

2012 Independent Director

Susan Kropf

66 2003 Independent Director

Christine Poon

62 2014 Independent Director

John Stropki

64 2009 Independent Director

Matthew Thornton

56 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Connor

Mr. Christopher M. Connor serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company. He has served as Chairman of Sherwin-Williams since April 2000 and Chief Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams since October 1999. Mr. Connor has been with Sherwin-Williams since 1983 in roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Connor is also a Director of Eaton Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Mr. Connor is a former Director of National City Corporation.

John Morikis

Mr. John G. Morikis serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Co. Mr. Morikis has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2006. Mr. Morikis served as President, Paint Stores Group from October 1999 to October 2006. Mr. Morikis has been employed with the Company since December 1984.

Sean Hennessy

Mr. Sean P. Hennessy serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of The Sherwin-Williams Company. He has served as Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer since August 2001. Mr. Hennessy has been employed with the Company since September 1984.

Robert Davisson

Mr. Robert J. Davisson serves as President, The Americas Group of Sherwin-Williams Company, since August 2014. Mr. Davisson served as President, Paint Stores Group from November 2010 to August 2014 and President & General Manager, Southeastern Division, Paint Stores Group from October 1999 to November 2010. Mr. Davisson has been employed with the Company since April 1986.

David Sewell

Mr. David Sewell serves as President, Global Finishes Group of The Sherwin-Williams Company, since August 2014. Mr. Sewell served as President & General Manager, Product Finishes Division, Global Finishes Group from July 2012 to August 2014, Senior Vice President, North American Sales, Automotive Division, Global Finishes Group from September 2011 to July 2012, and Vice President, Sales, Automotive Division, Global Finishes Group from October 2009 to September 2011. Mr. Sewell has been employed with the Company since February 2007.

Catherine Kilbane

Ms. Catherine M. Kilbane, J.D., serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, since January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kilbane was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Greetings Corporation from October 2003 to December 2012. Ms. Kilbane has been employed with the Company since January 2013.

Allen Mistysyn

Mr. Allen J. Mistysyn serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of The Sherwin-Williams Co., since October 2014. Mr. Mistysyn served as Vice President – Corporate Controller from May 2010 to October 2014 and Vice President – Assistant Corporate Controller from August 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Mistysyn has been employed with the Company since June 1990.

Thomas Hopkins

Mr. Thomas E. Hopkins serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. Hopkins has been employed with the Company since September 1981.

Robert Wells

Mr. Robert J. Wells serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. Wells served as Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from January 2006 to February 2009 and Vice President - Corporate Planning and Communication from July 2002 to January 2006. Mr. Wells has been employed with the Company since May 1998.

Steven Oberfeld

Mr. Steven J. Oberfeld serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Planning and Development of The Sherwin-Williams Co., since November 2010. Mr. Oberfeld served as President, Paint Stores Group from October 2006 to November 2010. Mr. Oberfeld has been employed with the Company since October 1984.

Richard Smucker

Mr. Richard K. Smucker serves as Lead Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of The J.M. Smucker Company (makers of food products) since August 2011. Mr. Smucker served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.M. Smucker from February 2001 to August 2011, Executive Chairman of J.M. Smucker from June 2008 to August 2011, President of J.M. Smucker from January 1987 to June 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of J.M. Smucker from June 2003 to January 2005. Mr. Smucker is also a Director of J.M. Smucker and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, a Trustee of the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra) and a Director of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Food Marketing Institute and The Consumer Goods Forum.

Arthur Anton

Mr. Arthur F. Anton serves as an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Co. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Swagelok Company (manufacturer and provider of fluid system products and services) since January 2004. Mr. Anton served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Swagelok from January 2001 to January 2004, Executive Vice President of Swagelok from July 2000 to January 2001, and Chief Financial Officer of Swagelok from August 1998 to July 2000. Mr. Anton is also a Director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Olympic Steel, Inc. and University Hospitals Health System.

David Hodnik

Mr. David F. Hodnik is an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Prior to his retirement in April 2005, served as Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware Corporation (cooperative of independent hardware retail stores) since January 1997. Mr. Hodnik also served as President of Ace Hardware from January 1996 through December 2004. Mr. Hodnik joined Ace Hardware in October 1972 and held various financial, accounting and operating positions at Ace Hardware.

Thomas Kadien

Mr. Thomas G. Kadien is an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company. He has served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging and IP Asia of International Paper Company (global paper and packaging company) since January 2010 and has served as Senior Vice President of International Paper since May 2004. Mr. Kadien joined International Paper in 1978 and has held various sales, marketing and management positions with International Paper, including President of xpedx from October 2005 to January 2010, President – IP Europe from April 2003 to October 2005, Vice President – Commercial Printing and Imaging Papers from August 2000 to April 2003, and Vice President – Fine Papers from June 2000 to August 2000. Mr. Kadien is also a Director of The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited and a Member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Memphis.

Richard Kramer

Mr. Richard J. Kramer serves as an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Co., since April 18, 2012. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of tires) since April 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Goodyear since October 2010. Mr. Kramer joined Goodyear in March 2000 and has held various positions at Goodyear, including Chief Operating Officer from June 2009 to April 2010, President, North American Tire from March 2007 to February 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2004 to August 2007, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Restructuring from August 2003 to June 2004, Vice President, Finance – North American Tire from August 2002 to August 2003, and Vice President – Corporate Finance from March 2000 to August 2002. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Kramer was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 13 years, including two years as a partner. Mr. Kramer is also a Director of Goodyear and John Carroll University.

Susan Kropf

Mrs. Susan J. Kropf is an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Co. Prior to her retirement in January 2007, served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Avon Products, Inc. (global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products) since January 2001. Mrs. Kropf served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North America and Global Business Operations, of Avon from December 1999 to January 2001 and Executive Vice President and President, North America, of Avon from March 1997 to December 1999. Mrs. Kropf is also a Director of Coach, Inc., MeadWestvaco Corporation and The Kroger Co.

Christine Poon

Ms. Christine A. Poon is an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Co. Ms. Poon has served as Professor of Management and Human Resources at The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University since October 2014. Ms. Poon served as Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at The Max M. Fisher College of Business from April 2009 to October 2014. Prior to joining Ohio State, Ms. Poon spent eight years at Johnson & Johnson until her retirement in March 2009, most recently as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors beginning January 2005 and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group beginning August 2001. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Poon held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company over a period of 15 years, most recently as President, International Medicines Group, and President, Medical Devices Group. Ms. Poon is also a Director of Prudential Financial, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Poon also serves on the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

John Stropki

Mr. John M. Stropki, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company. prior to his retirement in December 2013, served as Executive Chairman of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (manufacturer and reseller of welding and cutting products) since December 2012. Mr. Stropki served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings from June 2004 to December 2012 and Chairman of Lincoln Electric Holdings from October 2004 to December 2012. Mr. Stropki also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings from May 2003 to June 2004 and Executive Vice President of Lincoln Electric Holdings and President, North America of The Lincoln Electric Company from May 1996 to May 2003. Mr. Stropki is also a Director of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Rexnord Corporation. Mr. Stropki is a former Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings.

Matthew Thornton

Mr. Matthew Thornton, III is appointed as an Independent Director of The Sherwin-Williams Company effective July 16, 2014. He began his career with Federal Express in 1978 as a package handler while a college student at the University of Memphis. He held various management positions with Federal Express before being named Vice President – Regional Operations (Central Region) in 1998. He was promoted to Senior Vice President – Air, Ground & Freight Services in 2004 before being named Senior Vice President, US Operations, FedEx Express in 2006. Mr. Thornton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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