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RPM Appoints Restructuring Officer

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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RPM International Inc. recently announced a personnel change to oversee the company’s 2020 MAP Growth operating improvement initiative.

The company announced late last month that Michael H. Sullivan has joined the company as vice president of operations and chief restructuring officer. The move took effect June 24.

The company says that Sullivan will identify and execute opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiencies, reduce operating costs, streamline procurement and enhance health and safety measures across all RPM business segments. In addition, he will play a key role in RPM’s annual planning process and oversee its global sourcing teams.


The company announced late last month that Michael H. Sullivan has joined the company as vice president—operations and chief restructuring officer. The move took effect June 24.

“This is an exciting time to join RPM, and I look forward to becoming more deeply involved in my new role,” said Sullivan.

“The company is making great progress with its operating improvement plan, and I intend to leverage my leadership experience and skillset to help RPM achieve its next level of growth and performance.”

About Sullivan

Sullivan began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company, before joining Temple-Inland Inc. (now International Paper) and, later, Exel Logistics plc in increasing leadership capacities within the areas of manufacturing, operations, supply chain and finance.

He has spent the past decade in global management consulting with Axia (now Accenture Strategy), Corven Consulting, Ltd. (now Oliver Wyman) and, most recently, AlixPartners, with a focus on manufacturing and operations.

While at AlixPartners, Sullivan played a key role in the analysis and development of RPM’s 2020 MAP to Growth program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Yale University and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Sullivan will report directly to RPM’s chairman and CEO Frank Sullivan, with whom he has no familial relation.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Personnel; Personnel changes; RPM; Z-Continents

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