John G. Morikis
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
Allen J. Mistysyn
Senior VP of Finance & CFO
Joel D. Baxter
President & GM of Global Supply Chain Div of Consumer Group
Sherwin Williams was founded in the year 1866. The company has been operational for almost 153 years now. The founders of the company were Edward Williams and Henry Sherwin. The company had initially sold pigments and other painting supplies. In the year 1877, the company had developed the first re-sealable paint can. Then in the year 1884, Percy Neyman was hired as a paint chemist, which was a first in the industry. The company later had acquired several competitors in the early 1900s, including the Martin-Senour Company as well.
In the year 1920, the company had become a limited public entity on the New York Stock Exchange. The company had faced various financial issues in the 1970s but bounced back in the 80s and then had acquired rivals Dutch Boy and Dupli-Color too as well. In the year 2014, the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled that Sherwin-Williams, along with ConAgra and NL Industries, were jointly and singularly liable to pay for almost more than $1.1 billion, in order to be paid into a lead paint abatement fund, which can be used to remove lead paint from older housing units. As of the year 2007, the company had purchased Columbia Paint & Coatings. Then in the year 2011, the company had acquired Leighs Paints, which was based in Bolton, UK. They were the manufacturers of intumescent and high-performance industrial coatings too. By the year 2012, the company had begun the process of purchasing the Comex Group. Comex was then the fourth largest paint manufacturer in North America. After the Mexican antitrust regulators voted against the deal twice, the company had bought over Comex's US and Canadian divisions for almost $165 million, during the year 2013. In the year 2007, the company had also introduced its first 'Idea Centre' in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA, in an effort to provide customers with an interior design environment as contrasted with its leading conventional paint stores instead. Finally, as of the year 2016, it was announced that Valspar would be taken over for $9.3 billion. The merger was completed in the year 2017. By the year 2017, a lawsuit was filed against the company, claiming it was responsible for eighty of its major coating products for being very much defective. Then again in the year 2017, a federal class-action lawsuit was filed against the company as well. According to the Wall Street Journal, in the year 2018, a credit rating agency analyst with numerous insider information regarding the unannounced acquisition of Valspar by the company, and therefore two acquaintances were arrested and also charged with securities fraud and conspiracy as well. The headquarters of the company is based in 101 West Prospect Avenue. The name of the place is Cleveland, while the name of the state is Ohio, USA. The pin code of the area is 44115.
Sherwin Williams is an American company that focuses on the manufacturing and selling of various kinds of paints, coatings and other related products as well. As of the year 2017, the company has its presence in over 4,600 locations all over the USA. The current CEO of the company is John G Morikis. As of the year 2017, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $14.9 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2017, is more than 52,600.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers and clients to have a retail presence in order to purchase various kinds of paints and accessories, that are sold and manufactured by the company itself. The company sells paints, coatings and wallpapers.
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