MEDINA, OH – RPM International Inc. announced that a new director nominee, Jenniffer D. Deckard, is included in the company’s proxy statement for her election at its annual stockholders’ meeting on October 8, 2015. Deckard is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairmount Santrol, a Chesterland, Ohio-based provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products. Fairmount Santrol had $1.36 billion in sales and $170.4 million in net income for 2014. 

Deckard joined Fairmount Santrol (then known as Fairmount Minerals) in 1994 and shortly thereafter was named Chief Financial Officer, where she focused on the company’s capital structure, lender relationships and employee engagement. She was promoted to President in January 2011 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2013.

“We are delighted to have attracted the interest of Jenniffer Deckard as an RPM director. While she currently leads a large New York Stock Exchange company, for most of her career, Fairmount Santrol was a privately held business. Her experience in both the private and public company worlds makes her ideally suited for advising a company like RPM, which, while publicly traded, seeks entrepreneurial private companies in our acquisition program,” said Frank C. Sullivan, RPM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Deckard would serve on RPM’s Governance and Nominating committee.

Deckard will replace Joseph P. Viviano, who is retiring from the RPM board at the annual meeting after serving for 14 years.