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Changing Places

RPM International announced that P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is resigning, effective April 30, to accept the position of executive vice president of legal, government affairs and sustainability for Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

Robert Matejka, who had previously served as RPM's chief financial officer, was named the company's chief financial officer.

"Since Kelly joined RPM in 1996 as our assistant general counsel, the scope of his professional responsibilities grew with the company. Although most of his career at RPM was serving as our general counsel, Kelly became our chief administrative officer in 2006 and chief financial officer in 2008," chairman and CEO Frank Sullivan said in a statement. "Together, we dealt with a myriad of legal and business issues and opportunities and Kelly's advice and counsel was invaluable as a member of our senior leadership team."

Matejka joined RPM in 2000 as vice president and controller and served as the company's chief financial officer from 2001 through 2007.

"We are fortunate to have Bob Matejka step in as our chief financial officer," said Sullivan. "Since his retirement in 2008, Bob has provided consulting services to the company on various projects. With Bob's intimate familiarity with RPM, we expect this transition to be seamless."


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