The Sherwin-Williams Company's Board of Directors has elected Matthew Thornton III to the Board of Directors. Thornton is senior vice president, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. Thornton was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board. Sherwin-Williams' Board now consists of ten members, including nine independent directors.
Thornton began his career with Federal Express in 1978 as a package handler while a college student at the University of Memphis. He held various management positions with Federal Express before being named vice president – Regional Operations (Central Region) in 1998. He was promoted to senior vice president – Air, Ground & Freight Services in 2004 before being named senior vice president, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express in 2006.