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Valspar names William Mansfield CEO: Richard M Rompala

August 11, 2005

William L. Mansfield,
Valspar’s chief
operating officer,
will succeed
Richard M. Rompala
as president
and chief executive
officer of the company.
Rompala will
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.