Friday, August 21, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings, RPM International, Names Thomas G. Whalen Director of Marketing and Segment Strategy

(Ellaville, GA, August 21, 2015) TCI Powder Coatings, a proud subsidiary of RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), is pleased to welcome Thomas G. Whalen as Director of Marketing and Segment Strategy. Tom brings over 25 years of experience in the industrial coatings market to this new position with TCI. For the past 2 years, Tom was with PPG Industries as the Global Business Director, Consumer Electronics, and Performance Glass Coatings. Prior to that, Whalen was Vice President of Liquid and Mirror Coatings Units and led two global businesses with Spraylat, which was acquired by PPG.  Before joining Spraylat, Tom worked at Valspar with an increasing level of management experience, including Global Segment Director. Tom started his coatings career with Moline Paint in 1986 in sales and held senior positions including International Business Director.
Jack Bostock, TCI Vice President Sales and Marketing, expresses “We are thrilled to have Tom join our team. Tom has a unique blend of skills and experience in business planning, commercial strategy, and globalizing businesses. Tom will help lead TCI in organizing around global segmentation. Tom will be a great asset to TCI to identify strategic segments and build specific plans for differentiating TCI from other powder coating companies”.
Mr. Whalen is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in International Business. Tom resides in Frankfort, Illinois with his wife Gloria and their three children; Abby, Daniel, and Carolyn.

About TCI Powder Coatings: For over 25 years, TCI has been manufacturing powder coatings and dedicating itself to developing superior thermoset powder coatings and providing unparalleled service to its customers.

About RPM: 
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings, and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco

IllbruckCarbolineFlowcreteUniversal Sealants, and Euco. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include ZinsserRust-OleumDAP, Varathane, and Testors. Additional details can be found at and by following RPM on Twitter at

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