Sherwin-Williams appoints Owens Corning CEO to its board
The Sherwin-Williams Company has appointed Michael Thaman to its Board of Directors, as well as to the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board.
Thaman is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Owens Corning, of which he has been on the Board of Directors since 2002.
"We are delighted to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors," said John Morikis, Chairman, President and CEO of Sherwin-Williams. "Mike has demonstrated strong leadership for 25 years at Owens Corning, and his broad financial and international experience will serve the Board and our shareholders well. We look forward to his contributions to Sherwin-Williams for many years."
Thaman has held a variety of senior leadership positions over the course of his career with Owens Corning. He has served as President and CEO since 2007 and Chairman since 2002. Previously, he served as CFO from 2000 to 2007, President of Exterior Systems from 1999 to 2000 and President of Engineered Pipe Solutions from 1997 to 1998.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kohler Company, and he previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of NextEra Energy, Inc.
Royal Building Products introduces Elm Grove vinyl siding
Royal Building Products has expanded its Exterior Portfolio brand with the addition of Elm Grove, a new traditional vinyl siding offering.
Elm Grove features a new raised woodgrain that captures the look and texture of real wood without the added maintenance.
“With the launch of Elm Grove, Royal is rounding out its robust vinyl siding line of products with one that offers enhanced beauty and performance,” said CJ Johnson, senior product manager at Royal Building Products. “This addition to the Exterior Portfolio brand speaks volumes to Royal’s commitment to invest in the mature vinyl siding category and deliver a strong portfolio of products to the marketplace.”
The siding is made with a new emboss roll coating technology that creates a non-glassy look.
A partial roll-over nailing hem provides up to 155 mph wind load performance, and a ½” profile edge enhances the beauty and rigidity of each panel.
Thompson’s WaterSeal adds to its penetrating timber oil line
Thompson's WaterSeal has expanded its Penetrating Timber Oil product line, now to include three opacities: clear, transparent, and semi-transparent; plus two new colors: Cedar and Mahogany.
The all-in-one stain formula consists of a triple blend of penetrating oils and will be available for purchase nationwide at The Home Depot this month.
The expanded opacity options give consumers an added level of customization: clear for enhancing the wood's natural color and displaying the most wood grain; transparent for a touch of subtle color; and semi-transparent for the most color (and concealment of the wood's imperfections).
The oil-based stains also protect from the elements, penetrating into the pores of the wood and preventing damage caused by water and intense sunlight.
“At Thompson’s WaterSeal, we’re always looking to the latest trends and innovations in the home category to help inform how we can enhance our products to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Mike Kozlowski, Director of Marketing for Thompson’s WaterSeal. “Combined with our current product offerings, the expanded Penetrating Timber Oil line offers our customers additional options to beautify and protect their outdoor spaces when bringing interior design outside, a current trend we’re seeing with homeowners.”