CLEVELAND - The Sherwin-Williams Co. announced that Larry J. Pitorak, the company's chief financial officer since 1991, has resigned to pursue other business interests. He has been replaced by Sean P. Hennessy, a longtime Sherwin-Williams executive who was most recently vice president and controller, Consumer Group.

Pitorak, who also held the titles of senior vice president-Finance and treasurer, joined Sherwin-Williams in 1973 and has held various financial positions within the company, and also was general counsel from 1986 to 1991.

Hennessy joined Sherwin-Williams in 1984 and has held the positions of controller, Paint Stores Group; business unit manager, Chemical Coatings; and vice president, Information Services.