Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 2, 2011

Rpm International Inc. – Barry M. Slifstein

Slifstein, Barry M.
Barry M. Slifstein is Vice President of Investor Relations and Planning for RPM International Inc. He was elected Vice President and Controller in July 2008, and Principal Accounting Officer in September 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Slifstein was Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of RPM’s DAP Products Inc. operating group, where he was employed from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Slifstein was Finance Director of Alpharma USPD Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, from 1998 to 1999 and Corporate Controller for Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of various drugs and medical devices, from 1995 to 1998. Profile
TWST: Please give us a history and brief overview of RPM International.

Mr. Slifstein: RPM was founded in 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. The company, over the past 25 years, has achieved an annual