Frank C. Sullivan has served as chairman and chief executive officer of specialty coatings maker RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) since 2008. He was named RPM’s chief executive officer in 2002 and chief financial officer in 1993. He joined RPM in 1987 after holding commercial lending and corporate finance positions in the banking industry.
Sullivan brings to the Timken board an invaluable executive perspective on many issues, including strategic planning and the evaluation and execution of merger and acquisition opportunities. His service as CEO of the company his ancestors founded in 1947 provides Sullivan with the knowledge and understanding of the evolution of a family business into a large public company. A Timken director since 2003, Sullivan chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.