William L. Mansfield,
Richard M. Rompala
and chief executive
officer of the company.
continue as chairman
of the board.
Mansfield joined Mobil Chemical in
1977 and Valspar by way of its acquisition
of Mobil’s coatings business in
1984. Mansfield has spent a significant
part of his career leading
Valspar’s packaging coatings business.
In 2000, he assumed additional
responsibility for Valspar’s architectural
coatings business, and in April
2004, he was named chief operating
officer with responsibility for all of
Valspar’s business groups.
Architectural coatings are becoming increasingly robust as we move into the 21st century. Consumers demand that coatings be more stain repellent or easy-to-clean. To meet this demand, paint companies advertise highly cleanable,…