MEDINA, OH — RPM International Inc. announced that Timothy R. Kinser has been appointed Vice President of Operations, effective June 1. He will be responsible for setting and delivering upon manufacturing and supply chain strategies across all RPM business segments. Kinser will report to RPM’s President and Chief Operating Officer Ronald A. Rice.

In his new role, Kinser will identify opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiencies, reduce operating costs and track progress against established performance metrics. He will also play a key role in RPM’s annual planning process and oversee its global sourcing teams.

Kinser previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations for DAP Products Inc., an RPM operating company that manufactures and markets caulks, sealants and adhesives. He provided leadership to DAP for more than a decade, improving the critical areas of safety, quality, service and cost. Prior to joining DAP in 2007, Kinser was Executive Director of Manufacturing at a leading North American roofing manufacturer.

“Throughout his career, Tim has proven himself as an outstanding operational leader,” said Frank C. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of RPM. “His commitment to RPM and his experience at DAP have aptly prepared him to produce continuous, sustainable improvements for all of our business segments.”