RPM International, Inc.

RPM International, Inc.

RPM International, Inc.

Date Founded



2628 Pearl Road, P.O. Box 777, Medina, OH, 44258, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Building Products & Construction Materials
Accounting & Financial Services
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Wholesale: Raw Materials

Company Description

RPM International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services. It operates through the following business segments: Industrial, Consumer, and Specialty. The Industrial segment is the maintenance and protection products for roofing and waterproofing systems, flooring, passive fire protection, corrosion control, high-performance sealing and bonding solutions, infrastructure rehabilitation and repair, and other construction chemicals. The Consumer segment is comprised of rust-preventative, special purpose and decorative paints, caulks, sealants, primers, nail enamels, cement and wood care coatings, and other branded consumer products. The Specialty segment includes industrial cleansers, restoration services equipment, colorants, exterior finishes, edible coatings, and other specialty original equipment manufacturer coatings. The company was founded by Frank C. Sullivan in May 1947 and is headquartered in Medina, OH.

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Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Vice President, Finance & Controller

Vice President, Global Tax & Treasurer

Benefit Plan Administrator

Senior Vice President

Vice President, Corporate Development

Board of Directors

President at RPM International, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Fairmount Santrol, Inc.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at NRG Energy, Inc.

Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Dover Corp.

Founding Partner at Glengary LLC

Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Global Information Services Division at Caterpillar, Inc.

President at E.A. Pedersen Co.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at National City Corp.

Operating Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Salvatore Fazzolari Advisors LLC

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Atlanta Capital offers investment advisory services in a variety of equity, fixed income and mixed-asset strategies. In-depth fundamental analysis is the primary basis for their investment decision making process. Atlanta Capital invests principally in traditional equity (common stocks and equivalents) and debt securities. The firm seeks to achieve above-average long-term risk adjusted returns through emphasis on high quality equity or debt instruments they believe have unrecognized value or investment potential. For equities, high quality is generally measured by a company's demonstrated history of consistent growth and stability in earnings. For debt instruments, high quality typically relates to the probability of repayment (credit risk) and the predictability of when principal repayment will occur (stability of cash flow). Atlanta Capital operates with three distinct investment teams, Growth Equity, Core Equity and Fixed Income, each leveraging a central investment philosophy.

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TCM is a fundamental research-oriented, growth equity investment management firm specializing in Small Capitalization, Small/Mid Capitalization, Mid Capitalization, and concentrated growth equity strategies for institutional investors. Proprietary fundamental research drives their disciplined, bottom-up process of selecting companies that meet their definition of a superior growth business. The firm seeks build diversified portfolios of growth stocks that generate excellent risk-adjusted returns. Each of their investment strategies is managed by a portfolio manager or group of portfolio managers in a manner consistent with their approach to investing. TCM's investment strategies include: US Small-Cap Growth, US Small/Mid-Cap Growth, US Mid-Cap Growth, US All-Cap Growth, US FOCUS Growth, International Small-Cap, European Small-Cap, Emerging Markets Small-Cap, and Global Small-Cap. The firm may also consider the probability of retaining/widening margins; proportion of recurring revenues; strength of balance sheet; barriers to entry and competitive landscape; management track record; and market visibility.

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HIML is an active, long-term manager which passively manages the core of their equity investments with an overlay of actively managed specialist satellite portfolios. They determine asset allocation across strategies and delegate passively managed portfolios to third-party asset managers. The firm also manages a variety of in-house strategies, including specialist fixed-income and actively managed equity portfolios, as well as alternative investments in private equity and real estate. HIML Credit's investment philosophy is focused on capital stability and consistency of returns; rather, than a series of highs and lows. By investing on a global basis, the firm seeks to capture valuation anomalies across various geographic jurisdictions. They also seek to capture valuation anomalies that exist within the debt capital structure of companies and across all available debt instruments. HIML Credit uses an active, research-intensive investment process to seek superior risk-adjusted returns through top-down and bottom up analysis. The portfolio construction process includes market risk, default risk, rating migration risk and proprietary rating. The objective of the Hermes Global Equity Core strategy is to offer long-term investors access to a diverse global asset class, utilizing cutting edge models and processes to generate consistent alpha. HIML seek to do this by constructing a diversified portfolio which uses disciplined, bottom-up stock selection process based on well-documented market irrationalities. Their private equity strategy includes fund of funds and direct investments, and focuses on mid-market buyouts and acquisitions in Great Britain and Europe.

Recent Transactions
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RPM International, Inc., The Euclid Chemical Co. purchase Inatec SRL from Sika AG

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RPM International, Inc., Rust-Oleum Corp. purchase Siamons International, Inc. from Rio Partners Management, Inc.

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RPM International, Inc., Dryvit Systems, Inc. purchase NUDURA, Inc.

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Advised onRPM International, Inc. purchases Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd.


Advised onRPM International, Inc. purchases DAP Products, Inc. from Wassall Plc

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Advised onRPM International, Inc., Tremco, Inc. purchase illbruck GmbH /Sealant Systems Division from illbruck GmbH

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Advisors & Consultants
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Chemtron Corp. engages in the provision of waste disposal and recycling services. Its services include waste disposal, industrial services, waste-to-energy, lab packing, emergency response, waste transportation, waste recycling, environmental compliance training, and anaerobic digestion. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Avon Lake, OH.

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. Trusts & Funds | Chicago, IL

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. It engages in the ownership, management, acquisition, sale, development and redevelopment of industrial real estate. The firm product portfolio includes warehouse and light industrial properties. The company was founded by Johannson L. Yap, Robert L. Denton, Sr., and Jay H. Shidler in 1993 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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3M Company Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing - Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Awards & Honors
Rank #538
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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