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Kerrii B. Anderson, Retired, Former Chief Executive Officer and President
Wendy’s International, Inc.
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2019

Ms. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Wendy’s International, Inc. (restaurant operating and franchising company n/k/a The Wendy’s Company) from November 2006 until September 2008 when Wendy’s merged with a subsidiary of Triarc Companies, Inc. to form Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. Ms. Anderson joined Wendy’s in September 2000, serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President from April 2006 to November 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2000 to April 2006. Prior to joining Wendy’s, Ms. Anderson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of M/I Schottenstein Homes, Inc. (n/k/a M/I Homes, Inc.) from September 1987 to September 2000. Ms. Anderson has been a private investor and board advisor since 2008. Ms. Anderson is a director of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH), Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR), and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF).

Qualifications. Ms. Anderson has a strong record of leadership in operations, strategy, finance, and talent management as a result of her experience serving as Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Financial Officer of Wendy’s. Ms. Anderson also has significant expertise in the areas of accounting and financial reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, and executive compensation through her service on other large public company boards. This breadth of experience enables Ms. Anderson to advise our Board on a variety of matters relevant to Sherwin-Williams’ global operations and business strategy.

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Arthur F. Anton, Retired, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Swagelok Company
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2006

Mr. Anton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Swagelok Company (manufacturer and provider of fluid system products and services) until his retirement in December 2019. Mr. Anton assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2004 and Chairman in October 2017. Mr. Anton joined Swagelok as Chief Financial Officer in August 1998 and held various other senior leadership positions during his tenure, including President from January 2001 to October 2017, Chief Operating Officer from January 2001 to January 2004, and Executive Vice President from July 2000 to January 2001. Mr. Anton is a director of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD), Non-Executive Chairman of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SXC), and Lead Independent Director of Olympic Steel, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZEUS). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Union Home Mortgage Corp.

Qualifications. Mr. Anton brings significant domestic and international manufacturing and distribution experience to the Board. Mr. Anton gained significant financial expertise and experience in a manufacturing and distribution setting through serving on the audit committee of various other public company boards, as a former partner of Ernst & Young LLP and as the former Chief Financial Officer of Swagelok. This breadth of knowledge and experience provide him with a unique perspective on Sherwin-Williams’ business and operations.

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Jeff M. Fettig *, Retired, Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Whirlpool Corporation
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2019
Lead Director since 2023

Mr. Fettig served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Whirlpool Corporation (world’s leading major home appliance company) from October 2017 until his retirement in December 2018. Mr. Fettig served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool from July 2004 to October 2017. Mr. Fettig joined Whirlpool in June 1981 and held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including President and Chief Operating Officer from June 1999 to July 2004, and Executive Vice President, Whirlpool and President, Whirlpool Europe and Asia from 1994 to June 1999. Mr. Fettig is a director of Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) and a director of Kohler Company. Mr. Fettig also serves as a director of the Indiana University Foundation. Mr. Fettig is a former director of DowDuPont Inc.

Qualifications.   Through his long tenure as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and his experience in various other key leadership positions with Whirlpool over 37 years, Mr. Fettig gained significant knowledge of global business operations and end markets and the manufacturing, marketing, sales, and distribution of consumer products worldwide. This extensive experience and breadth of knowledge enable him to provide our Board with a unique, independent perspective on Sherwin-Williams’ business strategy, growth, and operations and the issues and opportunities facing complex, global companies.

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John G. Morikis, Executive Chairman
Sherwin-Williams
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2015

Mr. Morikis has served as Chairman of Sherwin-Williams since January 2017, serving as Executive Chairman since January 2024. Mr. Morikis previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams from January 2016 to January 2024, President from March 2021 to March 2022 and October 2006 to March 2019, Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to January 2016, and President, Paint Stores Group from October 1999 to October 2006. Mr. Morikis joined Sherwin-Williams in 1984 as a management trainee in the Paint Stores Group. Mr. Morikis is a director of Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: FBIN). Mr. Morikis also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of University Hospitals Health System, Inc. and a director and former Chair of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. 

Qualifications. Mr. Morikis has been with Sherwin-Williams for 39 years, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer. He currently serves as Sherwin-Williams’ Executive Chairman. His vast operating and leadership experience with Sherwin-Williams has provided him with significant, in-depth knowledge of the paint and coatings industry, as well as unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing Sherwin-Williams. The Board benefits from his broad operating, manufacturing, retail, marketing, strategic planning, and international experience.

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Heidi G. Petz, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sherwin-Williams
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2023

Ms. Petz has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams since January 2024. Ms. Petz previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sherwin-Williams from March 2022 to January 2024, President, The Americas Group from March 2021 to March 2022, Senior Vice President, Marketing, The Americas Group from November 2020 to March 2021, and President, Consumer Brands Group from September 2020 to November 2020. Also within the Consumer Brands Group, Ms. Petz served as President & General Manager, Retail North America from March 2019 to September 2020 and Senior Vice President, Marketing from June 2017 to March 2019. Ms. Petz joined the Company in June 2017 in connection with the Valspar acquisition. Ms. Petz is a director of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (Nasdaq: ULTA). She also serves on the Board of Directors of University Hospitals Health System, Inc. and the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Qualifications.   Since joining the Company, Ms. Petz has been an invaluable member of Sherwin-Williams’ leadership team, leading the Company’s global businesses through some of the most challenging periods in its history. Ms. Petz’s past leadership experiences at other large public companies in the consumer/retail industry, including Target Corporation and Newell Rubbermaid, combined with her extensive knowledge of the coatings industry and her unique insight of Sherwin-Williams gained through her leadership of global operations, strategy and innovation at the Company, will allow her to bring to the Board informed and relevant perspective and viewpoints on Sherwin-Williams’ operations and strategic opportunities around the world.

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Christine A. Poon, Retired, Former Vice Chairman
Johnson & Johnson
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2014

Ms. Poon served as Executive in Residence at The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University from September 2015 until March 2020. Ms. Poon joined Ohio State in April 2009, serving as Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at The Max M. Fisher College of Business until October 2014 and as Professor of Management and Human Resources at The Max M. Fisher College of Business from October 2014 to September 2015. Prior to joining Ohio State, Ms. Poon spent eight years at Johnson & Johnson until her retirement in March 2009, most recently as Vice Chairman beginning January 2005 and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group beginning August 2001. Ms. Poon also served as a director of Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Poon held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company over a period of 15 years, most recently as President, International Medicines Group, and President, Medical Devices Group. Ms. Poon is Lead Independent Director of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN), and a director of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX). She is a former director of Decibel Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DBTX) and a former member and Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG).

Qualifications.   Ms. Poon has extensive strategic and operational leadership skills due to her over 20 years of experience at Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ms. Poon brings significant sales and marketing expertise in domestic and international markets to the Board, providing a valuable perspective on Sherwin-Williams’ worldwide commercial operations.

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Aaron M. Powell, Chief Executive Officer
Pizza Hut Division
Yum! Brands, Inc.
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2021

Mr. Powell has served as Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut Division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (global restaurant company) since September 2021. Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Mr. Powell served as President, Asia-Pacific Consumer Business of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (global manufacturer and marketer of personal care, consumer tissue, and other household and professional products) from March 2020 to September 2021. Mr. Powell joined Kimberly-Clark in September 2007 and held various other leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including President, Kimberly-Clark Professional from May 2018 to February 2020, President, Kimberly-Clark Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) from April 2018 to May 2018, President, Kimberly-Clark Professional, North America from December 2015 to April 2018, Vice President and Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe from January 2014 to December 2015, and additional leadership roles within Kimberly-Clark’s EMEA and North Asia operations. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Powell spent four years with Bain & Company (global management consulting firm), including as a Manager in its Consumer Practice, and eight years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where he began his career.

Qualifications. Mr. Powell brings relevant leadership and international operations, sales, and marketing experience from a global consumer and professional products company to the Board. Through his broad range of leadership positions, including his current role as Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut Division at Yum! Brands, Mr. Powell has gained significant knowledge of global markets and operations and extensive sales, marketing, and digital expertise in domestic and international markets. This breadth of experience will enable him to provide the Board with a valuable perspective on Sherwin- Williams’ global operations, sales and marketing, and other business matters.

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Marta R. Stewart, Retired, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2021

Ms. Stewart served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation (U.S. premier transportation company and major transporter of industrial products, forest and consumer products, chemicals, and metals, and construction materials) from November 2013 until her retirement in August 2017. Ms. Stewart joined Norfolk Southern in 1983 and held various additional accounting and finance positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Treasurer from April 2009 to November 2013 and Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from December 2003 to April 2009. Prior to joining Norfolk Southern, Ms. Stewart spent over four years at Peat Marwick (a predecessor to KPMG International Limited), where she began her career. Ms. Stewart is a director of Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG). She is a former director of Raytheon Company (formerly NYSE: RTN).

Qualifications. . Ms. Stewart brings extensive financial and strategic leadership experience to the Board. Through her 33-year career at a premier transportation and distribution company, Ms. Stewart gained extensive financial expertise and significant knowledge of strategic planning, capital markets, and accounting systems and controls that enable her to provide the Board with a meaningful perspective on matters relevant to Sherwin-Williams’ business strategy and operations.

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Michael H. Thaman, Retired, Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Owens Corning 
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2017

Mr. Thaman served as Executive Chair of Owens Corning (developer, manufacturer, and marketer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites) from April 2019 to March 2020. Mr. Thaman joined Owens Corning in 1992 and held a variety of other senior leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Owens Corning from December 2007 until April 2019, Chair of Owens Corning beginning in 2002, President of Owens Corning from December 2007 to August 2018, and Chief Financial Officer from April 2000 until December 2007. Mr. Thaman is a director of L’Air Liquide S.A. (Euronext Paris Stock Exchange; EPA: Al), Kohler Company and UL Solutions Inc. Mr. Thaman also served as Chief Executive Officer of UBQ Materials Inc. (developer of advanced materials made from organic and unrecyclable waste) from March 2020 until December 2020. He is a former director of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). 

Qualifications. Mr. Thaman brings relevant operational experience leading and managing a global manufacturing company to the Board. The Board benefits from Mr. Thaman’s deep and unique understanding of the residential, construction, and industrial markets. Through serving in a variety of leadership roles at Owens Corning during a 28-year career, Mr. Thaman gained significant knowledge of global markets, operations, finance, and business strategy, which enables him to advise our Board on a variety of matters relevant to Sherwin-Williams’ operations and business strategy.

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Matthew Thornton III, Retired, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
FedEx Freight
FedEx Corporation 
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2014

Mr. Thornton served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation (global transportation, business services, and logistics company), from May 2018 until his retirement in November 2019. Mr. Thornton joined FedEx Corporation in November 1978 and held various management positions of increasing responsibility with the company, including Senior Vice President, US Operations, FedEx Express from September 2006 to May 2018, Senior Vice President – Air, Ground & Freight Services, FedEx Express from July 2004 to September 2006, and Vice President – Regional Operations (Central Region), FedEx Express from April 1998 to July 2004. Mr. Thornton is a director of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) and a member of the Boards of Directors/Trustees of registered investment companies in the Nuveen fund complex. Mr. Thornton is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council. 

Qualifications. Mr. Thornton brings extensive management and leadership experience from a large multinational company to the Board. Through his broad range of positions at FedEx Corporation during a career exceeding 41 years, Mr. Thornton gained significant strategic operations expertise and logistics management experience. Mr. Thornton also has experience in corporate governance and executive compensation through his service on other public company and mutual fund complex boards. This breadth of experience enables him to provide the Board with a meaningful perspective on Sherwin-Williams’ global operations, strategy and business matters.

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Thomas L. Williams, Retired, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Parker-Hannifin Corporation 
Director of Sherwin-Williams since 2023

Mr. Williams served as Chairman of the Board of Parker-Hannifin (leading worldwide manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems) from January 2016 until his retirement in January 2024, serving as Executive Chairman from January 2023 to January 2024. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Parker-Hannifin from February 2015 to January 2023, Executive Vice President from August 2008 to February 2015 and Operating Officer from November 2006 to February 2015. Prior to joining Parker-Hannifin in 2003, Mr. Williams spent 22 years at General Electric, where he held key management positions in several business groups. Mr. Williams is a director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT) and Veralto Corporation (NYSE: VLTO). He is a former director of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) and Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS).

Qualifications. Mr. Williams brings more than 30 years of global experience in the industrial sector to the Board. He gained broad international operations experience and particular expertise on complex and cyclical businesses, as well as extensive knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, logistics and innovation, through his service in executive-level positions at both Parker-Hannifin and General Electric. Mr. Williams’ extensive and diverse operations expertise enables him to provide a valuable perspective on Sherwin-Williams’ global operations and business strategy.