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Tom Parker Joins Rudd Company, Inc.

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Rudd Company hires industry veteran, Parker, for Vice President of Sales

Seattle, WA – Rudd Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Parker as Vice President of Sales.  Parker brings over 15 years of executive sales management experience in the coatings industry, with a strong focus in the wood finishes segment in both floor finishes and lacquer.

“I’m extremely pleased to have Tom leading our sales organization,” states Laurel Jamison, Rudd Company President & CEO.  “His knowledge and experience in our core product lines and sales channels will serve to reinforce and strengthen our commitment to consistently deliver quality and value to our distributor partners and end user customers.”

Parker previously spent 13 years as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Lenmar Coatings, a division of Benjamin Moore Company.  His 30 year overall career in coatings has also included positions with The Glidden Company/ICI, Minwax, and more recently NanoChem Technologies.

About Rudd Company, Inc.
Rudd Company, an independent privately held coatings manufacturer, was founded in 1912 and has kept its roots firmly planted in the Northwest, while serving customers throughout the U.S. Rudd Company’s family of brands includes Rudd® wood finishes, Glitsa® wood floor finishes, Rudd® forestry marking paints, SkimStone® decorative concrete finishing system, Milestone™ vertical overlay system, and Encore™ complete countertop refinishing system.

For more information, visit www.ruddcompany.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Julie Russell
Rudd Company, Inc.
206-789-1000
jrussell@ruddcompany.com


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Rudd Wood Finishes, Miller Paint Join Forces on Professional Wood Coatings

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Seattle, Wash. – May 20, 2013 – Miller Paint is now the distributor of the complete line of Rudd Wood coatings, including stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats, and other finishing products, according to a joint announcement released by the companies today. The new distribution agreement marks the first time the two Northwest‐based corporations have partnered to provide a complete line of wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and millwork producers.

50 Miller locations in Washington and Oregon will provide customer support along with the complete line of Rudd Wood coatings.

The new distribution agreement pairs two companies that each have long traditions of providing high quality residential and commercial products in the Pacific Northwest. Miller Paint is an employee‐owned company that has been in the decorating business for over 120 years and a leader in their markets. The Rudd Company, Inc has produced Wood Finishes and coatings for more than 101 years.

“Miller Paint is excited about the opportunity to distribute the entire Rudd Wood coating offering,” said Paul Sawyer, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This alliance will allow us to expand our customer base and offer some of the finest products available on the market.”

“We consider this agreement with Miller Paint a landmark in our wood coatings business and a solid first step in rolling out our National Distribution Program” said Jeff Takac, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s not often that a company with the expertise, knowledge and service of Miller Paint, and a company with the products, research, and chemistry of Rudd, join forces. This relationship has the potential to help both organizations experience solid growth. ”