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McShepard Named Chief Talent Officer at RPM


International Inc.
(NYSE:RPM) today announced that Randell
McShepard has been named Chief Talent Officer, a new role created to
spearhead senior leadership development opportunities at RPM. He will
continue to serve as vice president – public affairs, a position he has
held for more than 10 years.

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Randell McShepard (Photo: Business Wire)

Randell McShepard (Photo: Business Wire)

In this new role, McShepard will be responsible for managing and
evaluating leadership development, succession planning and executive
training across RPM in collaboration with the chairman and CEO. This
includes leading the company's Global Organizational Leadership
Development (GOLD) team, which facilitates RPM's diverse senior
leadership development programs, including RPM University (RPMU) and
Leaders of the Future, and in partnership with the U.S Army War College
Foundation and the Center for Creative Leadership. Three years ago,
McShepard designed and established RPMU, a one-year intensive program
that combines leadership development, health and wellness, and
open-session panels with coursework tailored to address unique business,
leadership and succession challenges faced by RPM and its operating

"At RPM, leadership development is a driving force behind our success.
We make it a top priority to continually invest in our company's most
important asset – our people – and their growth as leaders," stated
Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM. "Randy has been instrumental
in establishing and leading these opportunities for RPM over the past
several years, and we're confident that his leadership in this new role
will cultivate highly effective leaders who will continue to drive
long-term success for RPM and its operating companies."

McShepard joined RPM in 2001 as director of community affairs.
Previously, he served as executive director of City Year Cleveland and,
before that, as assistant director of administration and program
development for the Cleveland Bicentennial Commission. He is very active
in the Cleveland community, serving as chairman and co-founder of
PolicyBridge, a trustee for Baldwin Wallace University and the George
Gund Foundation, a director for TaylorOswald LLC and national chairman
of the Public Affairs Steering Committee for the National Association of
Manufacturers. McShepard holds dual bachelor's degrees from Baldwin
Wallace University and a master's degree in urban studies from Cleveland
State University.

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,
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,
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,
Wood Finishes
, Mantrose-Haeuser,
, 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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