MINNEAPOLIS, Dec 10, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Valspar Corporation
(NYSE: VAL), a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, announced
today the appointment of Kate Bass, Bern Ouimette and Steve Person as
Corporate Vice Presidents effective December 8, 2004.
Kate Bass, Vice President Information Technology and Furniture Solutions
Group joined Valspar in August 2000, as the Vice President of Information
Technology. In November 2003, Kate assumed additional responsibilities as the
General Manager for the Furniture Solutions Group which provides furniture
care and repair products, as well as furniture protection plans in North
America, the UK, and Australia. Prior to joining Valspar, Ms. Bass worked in
various finance and information technology roles at Honeywell. Ms. Bass is
married with two sons and has an undergraduate degree from Iowa State
University and an MBA from St. Thomas.
Bern Ouimette, Vice President Americas, Packaging Group, joined Valspar in
January 2004 as Division Vice President, Sales and Marketing Americas,
Packaging. Mr. Ouimette was promoted in October 2004 to his current position.
Prior to joining Valspar, Mr. Ouimette worked for PPG Industries in a variety
of businesses in the US and in Europe. Mr. Ouimette is married with one son
and received his BBA in Marketing from Nichols College and a Master's in
International Marketing from American Graduate School of International
Steve Person, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Architectural Group,
joined Valspar in May 1985 and has held increasingly responsible positions in
sales, sales management and marketing in the Architectural Business Group.
Prior to joining Valspar, Mr. Person worked for PPG Industries and for
Magicolor Paint Co. Mr. Person is married with one son and received his
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Winona State University.
Commenting on these appointments, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Richard M. Rompala stated, "These promotions recognize the accomplishments of
these outstanding employees. Their efforts and the efforts of their
respective teams continue to position Valspar for future growth, operational
excellence and attainment of our goal to become the best coatings company in
SOURCE The Valspar Corporation
Lori Walker, Vice President, Controller and Treasurer of The
Valspar Corporation, +1-612-375-7350