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Coating Makers Name New Board Leaders

Monday, July 16, 2012

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The American Coatings Association has elected two of the industry’s best-known CEOs to lead its board of directors through 2014.

Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of Carboline parent RPM International Inc., will serve as chairman of ACA’s board. Sandra Berg, president and CEO of California-based Ellis Paint, will serve as vice chairman and treasurer.

Both will serve two-year terms on ACA’s board, ending in April 2014.

 Frank C. Sullivan and Sandra Berg
RPM International’s Frank C. Sullivan becomes board chairman at the American Coatings Association; Elllis Paint’s Sandra Berg is the new vice chairman and treasurer.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a trade association that represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors and technical professionals. The association is active in legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides educational and professional development services.

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Sullivan and Berg represent the full scope of the coatings industry, with an emphasis on the protective and industrial sectors.

RPM is a holding company that owns a vast range of industrial and consumer coatings, sealants and building products companies. Its dozens of brands run the gamut from A (AD Fire Protection) to Z (Zinsser). The company’s portfolio includes Carboline, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Tremco, Stonhard and many others.

Sullivan started in sales with an RPM company in 1987 and was elected chairman and chief executive officer in October 2008.

Ellis Paint, founded in 1887, manufactures industrial, automotive, pool and deck paint and coatings. In 1964, Ellis parent company Berg Lacquer Co. acquired Pacific Coast Lacquer (PCL), a solvent distribution company. Ellis and PCL were combined in 1976. In 1991, Ellis/PCL spun off its waste-management activities into a new company, Pacific Resource Recovery Services.

All of the companies are run by Berg, who was appointed president in 1992.


Tagged categories: American Coatings Association (ACA); High-performance coatings; Personnel; Protective coatings; RPM

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