Cleveland Movers & Shakers

Russell Gordon, Vice President and CFO, RPM International Inc.

RPM International Inc., a holding company that owns subsidiaries in specialty coatings, sealants and building materials, announced that it has elected Russell L. Gordon, currently vice president — corporate planning, as vice president and CFO effective April 10, 2012. Gordon is replacing Robert L. Matejka, RPM’s current senior vice president and CFO, who will be retiring at the company’s fiscal year end. 

Gordon will oversee all of RPM’s finance functions, including corporate accounting, financial reporting, global tax administration and investor relations. He joined the company in 1995 and has held prior financial positions in corporate treasury and control, as well as in the specialty chemicals division at Goodrich Corp.

Additionally, RPM announced the following changes within its finance department, all of which will take effect April 10, 2012:

Keith Smiley, Vice President - Finance and Controller, RPM International Inc.

·         Keith R. Smiley, currently vice president — treasurer and assistant secretary, will assume duties of vice president — finance and controller

·         Matthew T. Ratajczak, currently vice president — global taxes, will assume additional treasury responsibilities as vice president — global taxes and treasurer

·         Barry M. Slifstein, currently vice president and controller, will assume duties of vice president — investor relations and planning

USI Insurance Midwest, a provider of employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, has announced the promotion of Kate (Kelly) Bang to the role of president, employee benefits for the Cleveland office. Bang brings a wealth of experience to her new position, as she

Matthew Ratajczak, Vice President - Global Taxes and Treasurer, RPM International Inc.

becomes the only female office president within USI. She has been with the company for eight years and has most recently served as vice president and senior account executive.

In conjunction with this change, former office president, Bill Ryan will be promoted to the role of chair of the Cleveland office. Ryan has served as president of this office for 20 years and will continue to lend his talents and experience to the organization in his new role as chair.

CyGem Integrated Technology Solutions, an IT firm, has named Lisa Caudill director of operations. She will be responsible for the development and implementation of internal procedures to improve operations and client-related processes.

Caudill has 12 years of related experience, most recently with investment firms ValMark Securities and Bosshard Investment Management.

Barry Slifstein, Vice President - Investor Relations and Planning, RPM International Inc.


Cedar Fair, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, announced Kelley Semmelroth as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created executive role.

The company is adding additional marketing talent to ensure its marketing communications deliver breakthrough growth and its brands are elevated to compete in an ever-changing marketplace. Semmelroth has a deep background in customer relationship management, brand management, advertising and strategic planning.

Semmelroth comes most recently from TD Bank where she served as senior vice president of marketing and previously, Bank of America and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. 

KeyBank has announced that Alfred Carpetto has joined the bank as executive vice president and head of its Enterprise Commercial Payments Group.

As head of enterprise commercial payments, Carpetto will oversee Key’s treasury management, international foreign exchange and institutional asset services businesses. In this role, he will work closely with Key’s Community and Corporate Bank to implement the bank’s commercial payments strategy. Additionally, he will play a vital role in the development of the bank’s healthcare payments capabilities.

Carpetto is a banking and financial markets industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. He most recently served as head of global transaction services for the Americas at Royal Bank of Scotland.

PartsSource, the world’s leading provider of biomedical and imaging replacement parts and software solutions for parts procurement and management, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Dalton to COO.

Dalton was one of the original founders of PartsSource in 2001 and has held numerous leadership positions during his time with the firm. During his tenure, Dalton has successfully led sales, training and operations, most recently holding the title of vice president of operations prior to his taking the role of COO.