Joseph P. Walton and D. Michael Walton have stepped down as CEO and president, respectively, at Jamestown Paint Co.Succeeding them will be their sons, Joseph D. Walton (president) and Michael P. Walton (CEO).This marks the fourth generation of Walton family members to lead the manufacturer of industrial paints and coatings, which was founded in 1885.

J.D. Walton, who lives in Perrysburg, OH, began with Jamestown Paint in 1994. Prior to being named President, J.D. was vice president, sales. He will continue to focus on sales, with an emphasis on developing new markets. He is a 1994 graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Communications.

Michael P. Walton is in his 10th year with Jamestown Paint and lives in Hermitage, PA.He was most recently vice president, marketing. As CEO, Michael will focus on improving the company’s infrastructure and developing strategic alliances both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a 1998 graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in management and earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004.

Michael and J.D. Walton have also joined Jamestown Paint Co.’s board of directors, which is led by their grandfather, Joseph M. Walton, Chairman.

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