The Sherwin-Williams Co.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Date Founded



101 West Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115-1075, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Building Products & Construction Materials
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Retail: Home Improvement

Company Description

sherwin-Williams has been in business since 1866. The Company's core business is the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products. Sherwin-Williams has annually increased dividends since 1979.

Executives & Employees

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President-Corporate Controller

Vice President, Taxes & Assistant Secretary

Senior Vice President-Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

President & General Manager, Global Supply Chain Division, Consumer Brands Group

President, Performance Coatings Group

President Consumer Brands Group

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Senior Vice President-Human Resources

Board of Directors

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Chief Executive Officer at Owens Corning

Chief Executive Officer at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Pension Fund

Former Executive Chairman at Lincoln Electric International Holding Co.

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Avon Products, Inc.

Future Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at FedEx Freight, Inc. (Effective 08/2018)

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Swagelok Co.

Former Group President, Resource Industries at Caterpillar, Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Ace Hardware Corp.

Strategy Advisor at Saama Technologies, Inc.

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MFS Investment Management offers a wide variety of investment styles that combine both fundamental and quantitative research and a bottom-up security selection process. The firm manages more than 60 US mutual fund portfolios that offer domestic and international stock and fixed-income strategies across the full risk spectrum for US investors. They offer separately managed accounts for high net-worth individuals. MFS also offers an array of investment options for insurance companies' separate accounts. Insurance companies can utilize the firm's investment management and services for variable annuity, variable life and group pension products. MFS offers separate account portfolio management for institutional investors worldwide. They manage equity and fixed-income assets for public pension plans, corporate pension plans, bank trust clients, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, individual, multi-employer plans and investment advisory firms.

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Fiera Capital Corp. (FCC) offers specialized and balanced mandates for pension funds of large Canadian corporations, endowments, foundations, religious organizations, charitable organizations and major municipality and university funds. The firm's institutional investment strategies include: fixed-income, Canadian equity, Liability-driven investing (LDI), foreign equity, non-traditional, asset allocation and ethical and ESG strategies. Their institutional fixed-income strategies include: money market, active universe, active long-term, active short-term municipal, infrastructure bonds, infrastructure debt, tactical, integrated universe, integrated short-term, integrated short/mid-term, corporate bonds, preferred shares, high yield bonds, and global. FCC's Canadian equity strategies include: growth, core, small-cap, small cap core, high income equity, and Selexia. FCC offers US, international, global, global focus and all-country foreign equity strategies. Their non-traditional strategies include North American market neutral, long/short, short-term currency and bonds, arbitrage, diversified lending, infrastructure, real estate, multi-strategy income, and income opportunities. FCC also offers balanced, balanced core, balanced integrated, mandates and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund. FCC's ethical and ESG strategies include: active fixed income, Canadian equity value, US equity, global, and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund.In addition, FCC provides customized investment management services to meet the specific needs of families, estates, foundations, trusts, endowments and high net-worth individuals. Their private wealth investment strategies include: fixed income, Canadian equity, global equity, non-traditional income, non-traditional capital appreciation, asset allocation, and balanced mandates.

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Meritage Group utilizes two primary strategies in managing their private investment funds: fund-of-funds investing with external managers and direct investing in long/short equities. In addition to equities and options thereon, the firm's direct investments may include private equity securities, as well as other public and non-public financial instruments including loans and other credit and credit-related instruments or obligations and derivatives, among others. Meritage allocates funds' assets among a diversified portfolio of externally managed investment pools which employ a variety of investment strategies emphasizing investments in stocks and bonds, but many of which are less traditional investment strategies such as short sales, hedging (including the use of derivatives), option trading, and leverage (including margin trading and investing in derivatives).

Recent Transactions
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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Phoenix Fire Protection, Inc.

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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Coating & Industrial Technologies Pty Ltd.

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Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Thompson Minwax Holding Corp from Forstmann & Company, Inc.

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Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

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Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Arch Sayerlack Coatings SRL from Arch Chemicals, Inc.

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