MEDINA, OH – RPM International Inc. announced that John J. McLaughlin will take on a new role within RPM as a Senior Vice President. He has led RPM’s DAP Group as President and CEO for 22 years. Terry Horan, DAP Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will replace McLaughlin as President and CEO. These promotions will be effective December 15, 2015. Both McLaughlin and Horan will report directly to Ronald A. Rice, RPM President and Chief Operating Officer.
In his new role, McLaughlin will be responsible for achieving manufacturing, supply chain, logistical and operational efficiencies at RPM’s more than 50 operating companies around the world. He will also lead the strategic connections initiative between RPM business units.
McLaughlin joined DAP in 1986 and held various sales and management positions until being named President and CEO in 1994. He previously was with multinational consumer products company Procter & Gamble and global pharmaceutical corporation Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Prior to joining DAP, Horan served as President of The Master Lock Co. and President and CEO of Robert Bosch Tool Corp., North America. He also spent 11 years with another RPM business unit, Rust-Oleum Corp. During his tenure at Rust-Oleum, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including the role of Senior Vice President of Marketing, which he held for five years.