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Published on February 25th 2022 in

Heidi Petz named President and COO at Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Heidi G. Petz to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer effective 1 March when she will become responsible for all of Sherwin-Williams’ operating segments, which includes The Americas Group, the Performance Coatings Group and the Consumer Brands Group, as well as the Global Supply Chain organisation. Ms. Petz will continue reporting to John G. Morikis, who will continue to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Petz has held numerous key leadership positions since joining Sherwin-Williams in 2020, including involvement in the acquisition of The Valspar Corporation in 2017. Prior to her role as President, The Americas Group, Petz served as the Group’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She also held leadership roles in the Consumer Brands Group from 2017 to 2020, including Group President, President & General Manager, Retail North America, and Senior Vice President, Marketing.

The Board could not be more pleased to elect Heidi as President and Chief Operating Officer. Heidi has served as an important member of our senior leadership team since joining Sherwin-Williams in 2017 as part of the Valspar acquisition. Her tremendous leadership has been on full display over the last two years as she has guided two of our global operating groups through some of the most challenging environments in our history. As President of The Americas Group, she maintained a strong focus on our customers and employees while navigating the business through natural disasters, limited raw material availability, unprecedented cost inflation, multiple price increases and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As President of the Consumer Brands Group, Heidi worked closely with our retail partners to meet unprecedented demand for DIY coatings throughout the pandemic in 2020 while also serving as the architect of our ‘Pros Who Paint’ initiative. Heidi is a tireless advocate for our employees, including our commitment to professional growth, engagement, and inclusion, diversity and equity. Heidi’s energy, leadership capabilities, followership and ability to execute are highly aligned with our goals of delivering differentiated solutions for our customers and creating exceptional value for our shareholders.” - said Morikis, commenting on Petz’s appointment.

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