The board of directors of RPM International Inc. has elected Ronald A. Rice as executive vice president and chief operating officer; P. Kelly Tompkins as executive vice president and chief administrative officer; Paul G. Hoogenboom as senior vice president - manufacturing and operations, and chief information officer; and Stephen J. Knoop as senior vice president - corporate development.

"These four leaders have played prominent roles in RPM's success over the last decade, and this broadening of their management responsibilities is designed to further our rapid growth of the past five years. Now that the cloud of asbestos litigation is diminishing and we can focus even more resources on our core businesses, it is important that we have the management structure in place to lead RPM to the next level of growth and continuing performance for our stockholders," said Frank C. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer.

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