he Sherwin-Williams Company has appointed John G. Morikis president and chief operating officer. Morikis has held many key positions during his 22-year career with Sherwin-Williams, most recently as president of the Paint Stores Group. During Morikis’ seven-year tenure as president of the Paint Stores Groups, the segment has increased from approximately $3 billion in sales through 2,400 company operated paint stores to 2005 sales of nearly $5 billion through more than 3,100 stores throughout North America. In his new role, Morikis will be responsible for all operating segments of the company.
The board of directors also appointed Steven J. Oberfeld as president, Paint Stores Group, succeeding Morikis. Oberfeld is also a 22-year employee of the company, most recently serving as president and general manager, southwestern division of the Paint Stores Group.