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Sherwin-Williams, based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is the world's second largest paint maker, after The Netherlands' Akzo Nobel. Brands include Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Martin-Senour, Red Devil, Thompson's, and Minwax. Sherwin-Williams has over 3,000 paint stores in North America as well as selling through big-box stores. [1]

Ad boycott against Air America Radio

Sherwin-Williams refused to advertise on the progressive Air America Radio. In October 2006, around 90 companies, including Sherwin-Williams, told ABC Radio Networks that they did not want their ads to play on radio stations that carried Air America Radio. [2] [3] [4]


Sherwin-Williams spent $210,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. Two lobbying firms were used - Cassidy & Associates and Rick Carne Consulting. [5]


Key executives and 2006 pay: [6]          Options
Christopher M. Connor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer    $2,930,000    $8,250,000
John G. Morikis, Chief Operating Officer    $1,060,000    $2,130,000
Sean P. Hennessy, Chief Financial Officer    $1,110,000    $1,210,000
Thomas W. Seitz, Sr. VP of Strategic Excellence Initiatives    $726,000    $841,000
Louis E. Stellato, Secretary and General Counsel    $747,000    $3,120,000

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [7]

Contact details

101 Prospect Avenue NW
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-566-2000
Fax: 216-566-2947


  1. Sherwin-Williams Profile, Hoovers, accessed November 2007.
  2. Marc Fisher, "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", The Washington Post, December 10, 2006.
  3. "Air America on Ad Blacklist?", FAIR, October 31, 2006.
  4. "Air America Blackout", memo, October 25, 2006.
  5. Sherwin-Williams lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
  6. Sherwin-Williams Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed November 2007.
  7. Board of Directors, Sherwin-Williams, accessed November 2007.