CLEVELAND, Ohio – On Nov. 2, Aaron M. Erter, president of the Performance Coatings Group of The Sherwin-Williams Company notified officials of his decision to resign effective Nov. 13.
The Performance Coatings Group includes several categories of coatings including automotive finishes, aerospace coatings and industrial wood coatings, the division that handles the development and marketing of furniture finishes and related products.
The company announced Erter’s departure from the company in a recent filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. It did not reveal further details about his departure or when it might name a replacement to the position.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.