Michael H. Sullivan was appointed as vice president – operations and chief restructuring officer in June 2019. He reports directly to RPM’s chairman and CEO Frank C. Sullivan, with whom he has no familial relation.
In his role, Mr. Sullivan oversees RPM’s 2020 MAP to Growth operating improvement initiative. He identifies and executes opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiencies, reduce operating costs, streamline procurement, and enhance health and safety measures across all RPM business segments. In addition, he plays a key role in RPM’s annual planning process and oversees its global sourcing teams.
Mr. Sullivan began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company, before joining Temple-Inland Inc. (now International Paper) and, later, Exel Logistics plc in increasing leadership capacities within the areas of manufacturing, operations, supply chain and finance. He has spent the past decade in global management consulting with Axia (now Accenture Strategy), Corven Consulting, Ltd. (now Oliver Wyman) and, most recently, AlixPartners, with a focus on manufacturing and operations. During his time at AlixPartners, Mr. Sullivan played a key role in the analysis and development of RPM’s 2020 MAP to Growth program.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Yale University and an MBA, with distinction, from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was recognized as a Tuck Scholar.