WestRock: Sherwin-Williams President, COO Sewell to Succeed Voorhees as CEO
By Michael Dabaie
WestRock Co. said Steven C. Voorhees would step down as
president and chief executive for health reasons, effective March
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
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.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
March 02, 2021 07:47 ET (12:47 GMT)
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