By Michael Dabaie

 

WestRock Co. said Steven C. Voorhees would step down as president and chief executive for health reasons, effective March 15.

The paper and packaging company said that, following a search as part of its long-term succession processes, it named David B. Sewell to succeed Mr. Voorhees as president and CEO.

Mr. Sewell was appointed to the board and Mr. Voorhees will be available to support a smooth transition, the company said.

Mr. Sewell joins WestRock from Sherwin-Williams Co., where he most recently was president and chief operating officer. Prior to Sherwin-Williams, Mr. Sewell spent 15 years at General Electric Co.

Sherwin-Williams said Monday that Mr. Sewell's COO role won't be filled immediately. Chairman and CEO John G. Morikis will serve as president in addition to his current role and assume Mr. Sewell's primary duties and responsibilities, Sherwin-Williams said.

 

Write to Michael Dabaie at michael.dabaie@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 02, 2021 07:47 ET (12:47 GMT)

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