The Sherwin-Williams Company Elects New Director
Richard J. Kramer, Chairman, CEO and President of Goodyear
Tire & Rubber joins the Board
Investor Relations Contact
CLEVELAND, OHIO, April 19, 2012 - The Sherwin-Williams
Company (NYSE: SHW) announced that Richard J. Kramer was
elected to the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams at
the company's annual meeting. Mr. Kramer, 48, is
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and
President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr.
Kramer was appointed to the Audit Committee of the
"We are delighted to welcome Rich to our Board of
Directors," commented Chris Connor, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams. "Rich has
demonstrated strong leadership for over 12 years at
Goodyear, and his broad financial and international
experience will serve the Board and our shareholders
well. We look forward to his contributions to
Sherwin-Williams for many years."
Mr. Kramer has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief
Executive Officer and President of Goodyear since 2010. Mr.
Kramer joined Goodyear in 2000 and has held various
positions including Chief Operating Officer; President,
North American Tire; Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Strategic
Planning and Restructuring; Vice President, Finance - North
American Tire; and Vice President - Corporate Finance.
Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Kramer was with
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 13 years. Mr. Kramer is also
a Director of Goodyear and a Trustee of John Carroll
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global
leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and
sale of coatings and related products to professional,
industrial, commercial, and retail customers.
With 32,000 associates and $8.76 billion in sales, S-W is
the USA's #1 paint and coatings company; #3 in the
The company manufactures products under well-known brands
such as Sherwin-Williams®, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®,
Thompson's® Water Seal®, Ronseal, Becker Acroma,
Sayerlack®, Euronavy®, Altax and many more.
With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio,
Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively
through a chain of more than 4,000 company-operated stores
and facilities, while the company's other brands are
sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers,
independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive
retailers, and industrial distributors.
The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group delivers a wide
range of products to the automotive refinishes, product
finishes, and protective and marine markets in 116
countries around the world.www.sherwin.com.
Bob Wells, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and
Public Affairs, Sherwin-Williams, Direct: 216.566.2244,
Mike Conway, Director, Corporate Communications,
Sherwin-Williams, Direct: 216.515.4393 Pager: 216.422.3751,