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Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands Promotes John Simons to VP , Marketing

Published on 2003-10-06. Author : SpecialChem

VERNON HILLS, Ill. - October 6, 2003 - Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands, the leading manufacturer of innovative and high-quality paint and coating products for the industrial market, today announced the promotion of John Simons to vice president of marketing. In this position, Simons will oversee the group's, product development, advertising and marketing initiatives including promoting Sierra Performance Coatings by Rust-Oleum, the only high performance industrial and commercial coatings with zero volatile organic compounds (VOC). Simons will also focus on establishing a visible presence for Rust-Oleum in new distribution channels such as rental centers and utility and survey suppliers.

"John's considerable contributions to our organization have helped Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands become the most trusted name in high- performance paints and coatings," notes Tom Reed, executive vice president for Rust-Oleum. "I am thrilled to announce John's promotion to vice president of marketing. His long-standing commitment to Rust-Oleum and leadership within the industry make him an invaluable asset to our marketing team."

Simons holds a master's in business administration from Fairleigh Dickensen University in Hackensack, N. J. and earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Northeastern University in Boston. Simons currently resides in Lake Bluff, Ill. with his wife and children.

About Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands

For over eighty years, Rust-Oleum Corporation has been the leader in providing the highest quality rust prevention products available. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands manufactures and distributes a multitude of aerosol paints and industrial coatings that include alkyd enamel, acrylic enamel, epoxy, polyurethane, cleaner/degreasers and floor coatings and toppings.

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands are used worldwide on industrial and commercial applications as diverse as utility marking to the solid fuel tanks on the NASA space shuttle.

For more information on the full line of Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands, visit www.rustoleum.com or send an e-mail to lsorensen@rustoleum.com.

Source: Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands

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